Elmore Judd links up with Bullion for this 6 tracker of live deep modern afro influenced organic and electronic mixed space music. Fresh from work with Gorillaz and Owiny Sigoma Band. this is Elmores first new material for HJs since >The Insect Funk<. while Bullion is in great form after his string of pop charms for Young Turks and R & S.
Elmore Judd's music is a heady mix of art-funk, soul, hip-hop and pop, compounded by African dance and folk, rembetica and vintage horror soundtracks. The North London trio’s last album for Honest Jon's - 'Insect Funk' - was acclaimed in the national press as "deliriously inventive and macabre lo-fi soul music played with infectious glee" (The Independent). Its four contributions here elaborate the same engrossing mix of musical sensibilities.
'Petrol Laughs' is an out-pop adventure, musically bumptious but psychologically uneasy, 'Wires 2' is bubbling, buzzing and soulful. 'Golden Goat' is a cold-sweat take on the 'Snakefinger' classic, 'Synth Grub' a dubwise head-nodder, layered with bleeping, humming ambience. Bullion is the next-door-neighbour of the Honest Jon's shop, in Ladbroke Grove, West London, and frequent close collaborator of Jesse Hackett, from Judd. A world away from the sample-based sound of his early releases, here are two of his most potent and accomplished efforts to date, steeped in a kind of replicant eighties-groove: the worked, stop-start DevoEsk features his bold new vocal manner, steel-blue-eyed amongst the synths, machine-funk claps and metal percussion, whilst his Synth Grub version is more moody, linear, low-slung.
(added: 2012-12-03 09:17:09 )