“Jessy Lanza‘s excellent debut album is another expansive move from the enterprising, fast-evolving Hyperdub label. After releases from the likes of Laurel Halo (USA), Steve ‘Kode9’ Goodman has been looking increasingly further afield to continue his mission of relentless innovation.” The Guardian
Produced in New York City by Stuart Argabright, Black Rain’s founder and figurehead, Dark Pool is a work of hard-edged sonic fiction rooted in cyberpunk’s quintessential neo-noir cityscape/dataspace but projecting into a farther future of biotechnological advancement and alienation.
Their long awaited second album, produced like their first by Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Cramps) takes their kaleidoscopic heaviosity and sepulchral style to a whole new plateau of riff-driven dementia.
Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases.
“The music I want to hear doesn’t exist unless I create it.” Anton Newcombe NME ‘In the Studio’
“The unlikely but lovely sound of a plan coming together.” Q
“As notorious as he is prolific.” Record Collector
“No label has more vibrantly reflected the morphing spirit of underground dance music.” Trap
“Shatters any doubts over the label’s continuing vitality.” Clash
“Two rambunctious hours of uptemp bolts of energy.” NME
“Sometimes, in times of complacency, what we really need is a band to rock up and tell everyone to fuck off.” NME
“Sleaford Mods’ world exists on a borderland between coherent and cryptic.” Mojo
“Toilets are an Inspiration.” Mojo Q&A
“This Is PiL sees a shape-shifting band that has now evolved into a mischievous and settled four-piece. ” The Quietus
“It seemed like a good idea at the time…,” begins the explanation of Wire’s original motivation for ‘Change Becomes Us’