Right, this is really something special. A cloaked Yorkshire based producer unfurling two long form pieces of pulsating vintage synth to soundtrack journeys across the post industrial landscapes of West Yorkshire. 'Netherfield Works' perfectly encapsulates the barren but beautiful landscape yet will appeal to fans of the Deep Distance label, XAM Duo and of course the original movers and shakers in Koln and Dusseldorf.
9/10 Clinton Staff review, 20 September 2017
Well...what do we have here? A two track EP of pulsating synth instrumentals that seem to explore the lost and hidden underbelly of West Yorkshire. The ideal cross mesh of a bank of vintage synths and walking the towpath between Cross Flatts and Skipton. I only have one side -the 16 minute 'Eller Gyll' to explore at this point but this is more than enough to make up my mind that this is the music I've been waiting for. It's a barrage of bright and bouncy synth arpeggios that skitter and dance across the vinyl - undulating and twisting above fluttering percussion joined by the low end hum of deep dark bass notes. How not to get entranced in this?
The prime influence has to be the early synth flurries that came out of Germany and San Francisco but there's a relentless energy here that takes in the ecstacy of the rave and acid generation. This will appeal to anyone who worships the sort of kraut instrumentals slung out by the Deep Distance label but with all due respect this knocks them into a cocked hat.
Then there's Yorkshire. My Yorkshire. The cloaked protagonist of this bliss made it in an old textile mills on the border between Leeds and Bradford. The record somehow pulses with the inspiring bleakness of that area of the world where sun glints on disused buildings on the rare occasions the rain doesn't chuck itself down the steep valleys. The record somehow evokes all that yet still could fill an experimental dance floor on the fringes of Leeds. Don't miss out.
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