TBR: February 9th
When Newcastle based garage door company Galdoors moved to Leeds and then Berlin to become a record label, Junes was one of the pioneer artists to work with the newcomers. Now, several years since, this well established sound house of electronic and experimental grooves is poised to release another anticipated Junes record.
With regular plays on the monthly KMAH Radio show, administered by Galdoors, the eclectic two hour mixathons taste various forms of garage (believe it or not), acidic techno, and home-made distilled experiments. The new Junes EP ought to fit in nicely, with a sweet A side then something extra on the end as an extended double B.
Circuit Rift begins with a pulsing bleep which is mirrored almost straight away by an almost chaotic percussion which tampers gently with the flow. Whistly tones penetrate the underscore while an energetic bass groove adds a layer of subtle tempest. With a soulful and relaxed attitude, the music becomes intense by means of its own power. The formulations of sound in their accurately vectored positions produce a blanket of rhythm and mood which covers all corners. The six minute thumper takes us into the zone where it was forged, preparing us for more.
As the EP evolves, and the second track enters the scene, a dirtier sound is instantly noticeable with a looped quick step bass drum. Distortions on the percussion warm up the sound and bring it down a notch at the same time, then mysterious chimes swing in from the side to lighten the mix. Deep notions of unusual sounds ring across the stereosphere while the dancing pace is added to by little sprinkles of new sound with each pass. Awake is a dreamy track with intense background rhythms decorated by breathy chords and jumpy blips.
An almost tropical sensation swooshes in on the back of a fast tapping drum beat for the final track on this record. A melodic flurry brings a jolly and sunshine infused sensation while clapping beats break down the tempo into a more manageable fraction. Electronic swirls flow from the top like flying saucers, bringing an extra-terrestrial element to the already intense and progressive final number. Brass Hand is a catchy number, with a different edge to the previous tracks. A little surprise perhaps for the final instalment.
The tracks are available to preorder as a download from Amazon UK and from Amazon US.
Vinyl is expected in February from Amazon UK and from Amazon US.
Rowan Blair Colver for the Homunculus Media Group
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