"Dreamy and refined, a must for the after-hours."
You can’t ever really hope to bottle the elements that Peverelist and co. look for in the music they release on Livity Sound and its backwards spelt offshoot label, but if you could, you’d be something of an instant techno savant. Coming with a kind of bruk and bolshy rolling accessibility, Bruce’s first plate proves to be a super solid entrance, made of minimal elements and a refreshing sense of wryly wrought joyfulness on ‘Tilikum’.
The Exaltics usually specialises in deep, esoteric electro — which is why this release is so surprising. While 'The New Beginning' sees broken beats supporting waves of acid, it’s the stomping cyberpunk techno of 'Coroded' and 'Downwards' that marks a radical change of direction.
Fucking fantastic, and to be honest it's about time that hip-hop addressed the important issue of toast and exactly how fucking ace it is. Now, I'm not gonna make some bold claim like 'Toast Jazz' is the greatest song ever about toast, cos we all know that Streetband's hit from '78 'Toast' is thee ultimate toast jam but mygod, Verb T comes damn close here, running down the options, repping for Marmite like a good 'un, a track that glories in both the simplicity and diversity that makes toast the common manna-from-Breville for early-morning kids, poverty-struck families and red-eyed late night stoners alike. No marg, butter please, triangles, not squares. Cheers.