Ethereal breaks, soupy chuggers, a heady dose of Middle Eastern mysticism and much more…
Coinciding with an outstanding debut for Nic Tasker’s Whities imprint, Lanark Artefax participated in an interview with Resident Advisor. It’s a great read, but doubly worth your attention seeing as it came paired with a couple of freebies: namely, the title track from an experimental, grime-focused 12″ on UIQ and an ‘Intimidating Stillness Mix’ of the opener from that aforementioned Whities release, originally found on a very limited white label sold at the South London Record Fair in 2016. Essential.
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Nottingham-based avant-gardist Anastasia Vtorova AKA Machine Woman has released noise-infected, abstract arrangements on Sacred Tapes and minimal techno on Where To Now!, but here we find her administering a transportive and amorphous “experiment” built around ethereal spoken vocals.
Edit maestro Sneaker steps up for Lithuanian venue Kultūros baras Kablys, reworking a piece of music “drawn from soundtracks” composed and recorded for use in the “Nouvelle Danse” ballet scene. Middle Eastern mysticism channeled through Karl Biscuits loping timbres.
A mysterious producer going by the name Solitary Dancer pays tribute to the late Casper Pound, putting his own spin on a classic slice of trance/techno crossover by The Hypnotist, Pound’s production alias alongside Peter Smith.