One of the stand-out cuts from his ‘Years Not Living’ LP, ‘With All Your Eyes Look’ is a mesmerising piece (much like the rest of the album) that draws from a smorgasbord of influences both past and present to create a rich tapestry of driven psychedelia. Fits rather nicely around the section containing Beck, Tortoise, Can, Caribou and Dan Deacon. There are rich pickings with some diverse mixes too.
Australian producer Strict Face follows up his glossy, globule-like release for Gobstopper with the five-track 'Marble Isles' on the Tuff Wax label and, in many ways, it continues where he left off. Pushing that familiar vein of instrumental margins music, Strict Face circles round a grime template to varying effect, with beatless pieces and a trio of hard-hitters. ‘In Evergreen’ is the clattering peach amongst it all.
Norwegian producer Retape delivers a diverse release for Dutch label 030303. While some of the tracks make nods to the imprint’s love of the acid sound, there are enough twists and turns to keep fans of Detroit techno, Hague electro and Italo happy.
I have been busy writing my album this year and this is the stomper off it. It's already supercharging my sets. Signature Dub Police.