Having left a mighty crater after a recent string of output on The Trilogy Tapes, and his own Super Hexagon imprint, Josh Thompson, AKA FFT, unleashes a two-part, sci-fi precision airstrike on the nascent BRUK Records. With this newly-established label focussing on the more layered, intricate and nuanced departments of sonic confectionaries, BRUK1.1 has the expected FFT firepower, whereas the BRUK1.2 cassette album contains life-affirming ambience. This mighty strong package is perhaps FFT’s most confident and challenging release(s) to date.
‘Month’, the opening track to BRUK1.1, is paralysingly beautiful – reasons for the name seem unclear, but perhaps a hint of Thompson’s time spent in isolation? Nevertheless, in typical FFT fashion, Thompson exercises seamless wizardry. It’s a sound collage of majestically-tight-knit, razor-sharp drum programming, garnished with a lovely hygge-inducing synth suite. A glitched-out masterpiece which contains hints of early Photek on Metalheadz and Razors Edge.
BRUK1 is out now on BRUK Records | Buy it here