The second of this year’s SMD singles on their own Delicacies label is features another two original tracks, leading with the hypnotic, late night techno loping of “Remember In Reverse”, drenched in glistening synths. The second track, “Soft Attack” takes a much more direct approach, with a brash battering of crash cymbals on every 4th bar marking time as a sinuous synth melody curls around the rhythmatic trunk. “Soft Attack (Drum Version)” pares it down even further, excising the melody for a minimal DJ tool.
Watch the video for “Remember In Reverse” directed by Hans Lo.
Also included here is a remix of ‘Remember in Reverse” from 90s mid west techno legend, DJ Hyperactive, who we’re super excited to have on this release. He extensive 11 minute rework transforms the track, sprinkling it with subtle doses of acid.
After a short hiatus following their modular-only, desert recorded last album “Whorl”, during which SMD’s James Ford found himself on production duties for everyone and their dog, SMD are back with bunch of techno cuts on their own Delicacies label.
Over a couple of months in Jas Shaw’s newly re-located synth-dense studio in leafy Kent, which saw SMD once again experiment with live jams as the basis for their production, they’ve pulled together a selection of eight tracks for release as a series of four singles over the coming months.
Logan Takahashi and Nick Weiss, a.k.a. Brooklyn-based art-school house duo Teengirl Fantasy will release their next EP, Nun, via This Is Music next Monday November 25. The duo has just shared the video for the EP’s title track, directed by Hans Lo. As Takahashi says of the song and visuals, "Both present an overflow of information while simultaneously focusing in on magnified chunks, as if to reveal that everything we’re seeing/hearing is made up of these crunchier little bits of 1’s and 0’s."
Australian psych-pop duo Jagwar Ma have unveiled the video for "Come Save Me", taken from their debut album “Howlin’”, out now on Marathon Artists. Directed by Hans Lo. The single will drop on September 27 via Marathon Artists, and includes two fine reworks by Andrew Weatherall and Pachanga Boys, plus Flight Facilities ‘Graceland’ remix (stream below).