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With No Face, Body Boys make a return to the recorded arena in style, with six new tracks of precision-tuned techno. Pieces like ‘First Time’ throw in plenty of sonic action (including odd conversational samples) to keep things interesting over the pounding beats. Released as an LP by the Opal Tapes label.

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8/10 Staff review, 13 August 2015

Looks like Body Boys have found a drum machine since debuting on Opal Tapes in 2013 with the ambient abstractions of the ‘Growth Window’ tape. Across the six tracks that comprise the ‘No Face’ EP there’s a continuity of the grainy ambient and dusty drone aesthetic but this time rewired for dancefloor compatibility-- although home listening is equally rewarding.

Kicking off with ‘First Time’ which is given momentum by solid kicks and levitation inducing droning synth that glides and hovers. Snatches of dialogue appearing making you question whether they’re in the track or in your head; should you have visited your local pharmacist before the club. ‘Alone’ is a really pretty, shimmering dubby ambient techno/ house cut that leaves lingering trails of metallic liquid, like a disco ball dripping with silver snail mucus. ‘Yunnan’ is the track of the bunch that most resembles previous work; pure sonic Valium.

The chill is short lived when ‘Peter’ brings the hypnotic, searching techno. The main loop swirling like a carousel into infinity. ‘Nosebleed’ is heavy but not as brutal as the title may suggest, with rusty clanging drums and bottom end fuller than Kim Kardashian on ass steroids and Remington Fuzz Away destroying edges on the production sound. ‘Stutter’ takes a very ‘classic’ techno sound and stutters it up over a luxurious bed of, fluttering, snowy white synth that brings tingles like pins and needles. Welcome to the pleasure dome.


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