Vinyl LP £13.99 ERS007
LP on Emotional Response (aka Torn Hawk).
CD £10.49 ERS007CD
CD on Emotional Response (aka Torn Hawk).
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Luke Wyatt is a rising star of the electronic world with his Torn Hawk alter ego. This is his first full length album under his own name and a nod is given to his other work in the title here. But apparently, to be successful you have to be obvious. I was told this yesterday, if you open a shop just call it what it is rather than a clever name, therefore we will soon be known as The (mainly) Online Record Shop on the outskirts of Leeds.
While I was typing that load of waffle the most lovely track has just emerged into my ears. The opener was a scratchy splattered piece of electronica with guitars that threatened to turn wibbly but the next track is full of gorgeous shimmering Durutti Column guitars held together with the simplest drum machine. Just lovely. It’s followed by a much darker loop-based piece and then a gloriously evocative slice of splintered ambience. So a mixed bag in terms of tones and atmospheres but it blends really nicely and it’s all of high quality. I’m reminded plenty of Fennesz and when I’m not I’m thinking Arovane.
On to the B side and I hear flutes, they are chopped in a quite lovely way though complete with splurging, gurgling synths and a lolloping rhythm which could soundtrack a drunk man lurching around uncontrollably (you get a lot of them where I live, sometimes they are me) but this is a great piece, happy as clotted cream. The album ends with the type of gentle electronic evocations that you hope things end with bringing a pastoral bliss to the proceedings. Overall a nicely varied electronic album, light and shade, ying and yang, fish and chips, etc.
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