Second Storey Vinyl, CD & tapes by Second Storey at Norman Records
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After releases on R&S and Trust, Second Storey returns to Houndstooth for his second full length album. Lucid Locations forces identity into the forefront, shifting itself from angular and fiery percussion to ambient abstracted glitches down to a Drexciya inspired groove. A genre mixer with bass and rhythm at its core.
Following releases on the likes of Houndstooth, R&S Records and Aus Music, Bristol’s Second Storey delivers an EP of techno oddities for Lloyd SB, Wallwork & TSVI’s Nervous Horizon imprint. The Spin Cycle EP’s title track is a spiralling descent to the depths of synth disintegration. It’s followed by “Critters”, a more circumspect take clanging industrial electro, whilst “Sludge 3D” is a booming excursion of weighty, throbbing techno - complete with a two-minute breakdown/build-up middle section.
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Second Storey & Appleblim
Second Storey and Appleblim join forces for Gimmie 6, a high-bpm exploration of hazy synth pads, tough percussion and distorted 808 bass. This vinyl 12” is certainly techno, but made with a peculiarly English weirdness and manic-energy that makes its stand out. Pressed to wax by the legendary R&S label.
Second Storey's heady club music combines a wealth of electronic genre into one sound, taking on the reflective nature of IDM and injecting it with techno workouts. 'Double Divide', his new record for Houndstooth, dedicates itself to pounding beats you're likely to hear on the dancefloor, but it's also sprinkled with meditative washes of sound that give it an altogether more ambient feel. As ever, Second Storey is a project that makes your body move, your heart feel and your mind tinker.
Alec Storey ditches the comedy name for something a little more sensible and delivers a kicking, dark cosmic techno freak-out that has its roots still slightly submerged in the outer reaches of what was once dubstep but spikes his Shaman Champagne with some filthy old warehouse dust and mind-spangling trippy ephemera. Another track worthy of mention here recalls the more delirious material on DJ Hells's once glorious International Deejay Gigolos.