Mathew Jonson's 2013 long-player 'Her Blurry Pictures' album is easily among the electronic albums of the year. And here the Wagon Repair don offers up three tracks to be meddled with. Innervisions main man Dixon plumbs into his bottomless well of deepness, turning in a hypnotic, dramatic interpretation of 'Level 7'. Tale Of Us will melt the iciest heart with their warm-yet-melancholy take on 'Kissing Your Eyes', while Akufen's version of 'Body In Motion' keeps you hanging until the final act before sending jazzy chills down your spine. So good.
Delighted to see the return of the Tactical Thinking crew to the fray: their 'Too Broke To Go Solo' LP was one of the great lost UK rap classics of the past five years (see also Sir Smurf Lil) and if this is any indication of what we can expect from the soon-come 'Your Mum's Favourite Rapper' LP I've got my lobster bib and drool cup in place already. Stupendously aggravational rhyming from Deadline, and production from PC that sounds like the slo-mo section from a particularly brutal d&b track denied the ability to speed up, kept as this hard-as-fuck heartbeat-paced slam. Superb.
Great name, and indeed great stuff from Greek producer Sek on Ray Okpara's Ama Recordings. 'Lonely Dub' and 'The Move' win in this four-track race, deep and dirty as they very much are.