Vinyl LP £24.99 INV105LPEX
Special edition reissue LP on Invada including bonus material. Comes in new bespoke packaging designed by Marc Bessant feat. ‘sombre grey’ outer sleeve with deboss and die-cut revealing reverse board inner sleeve and vinyl label.
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CD £13.99 INV105SP
RSD12, Ltd CD packaging on Invada, one per person.
CD £9.99 INV105CD
CD inspired by '2000 AD' comics on Invada.
After meeting at a football team for old men, Portishead dude Geoff Barrow and soundtracky chap Ben Salisbury teamed up to work on a soundtrack for a film that didn't end up getting made. They decided that they wanted to make a soundtrack anyway so they just picked their own theme instead. Realising that they were both big fans of the 2000AD comics in their formative years, they opted to create an album inspired by Judge Dredd's legendary stalking grounds, Mega-City One. It's quite a bleak, spacious bit of synth soundtracking that draws from dark early-'90s techno and John Carpenter soundtracks for a pulsing electronic ride through the dystopian city of the future, with panicked throbs and looped arpeggios and smooth, slicing synth textures. As you'd expect from these fellas, the pacing and space are wonderfully judged and the tones and melodies are tasteful and detailed, you'll need headphones to really appreciate the full scope of the music contained on here. The basic vibes are chilled but adventurous, not too far removed from Zombi's essential 'Escape Velocity' long-player...it's reminding me a bit of chiptunes mentalist Iron Pirate's less full-on bits in places too, gentle whooshes and blips all over the place. Whether or not you're a Dredd fan this is a pretty essential listen.
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