"Ralph Cumbers' debut Bass Clef 12" for PAN sees the modular maestro stalking the 'floor with typical, technical suss and cheeky UK humour. The 'Raven Yr Own Worl' EP is the latest and most sharply focussed in a golden streak of releases which have seen the London-based pro- ducer tour some of the bastions of British electronica, from Punch Drunk to Alter and Public Information, not to mention his own, cultishly adored Magic + Dreams label. Thru the prism of his favoured BugBrand Modular system - handmade by Bristol's Tom Bug - the four tracks of his 'Raven Yr Own Worl' EP patch a lattice of reference ports between Radio- phonic experimentation, bedroom electronica, classic dub production techniques, and the not-so-distant spirits of halcyon UK rave music. His 'Self-Perpetuating Fun Loop' is razor-sharp acid funk in the tradition of Luke Vibert and the Rephlex hordes, and 'Fluorescent City Shining City' a deftly playful piece of acid dub strut recalling early Two Lone Swordsmen. His bleep techno tribute 'Euphoric Nihilism' is possibly the most intricate and evocative number, also flashing glimpses of 'ardcore whistles and EBM in its tightly coiled matrix, whilst 'Adventures Unventured, Tenderness Untendered' is a blissed steppers' kiss off meeting digi-dub and misty-eyed IDM at the warehouse. The 12" is mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy. It is pressed on 140g white vinyl which itself is housed in a silk screened pvc sleeve with artwork by Bill Kouligas." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2014| PAN | 15.90

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