Steve Conner, he of the legendary UK electro outfit Bitstream, unfurls a new project in the shape of Adapta, with this classy quartet of gritty machine funk for the newly minted Brutalist Sunset imprint. The Adapta project is the result of Conner's live recording in a studio based around a redesigned Memorymoog synth bulked up with Roland and Elektron hardware. For music fans of a certain hardware fetishing pedigree, this alone is likely to see a limited 250 pressing sell out quickly enough. The music itself will ensure less nerdish types will want to indulge too, poised with a scratchy, dystopian electro flex that will appease to fans of recent Jon Convex material or the [Naked Lunch] output. "Concrete Sun" in particular is an abrasive delight, with jagged textures scraping across a backdrop of scattergun binary melodies and swampy bass. "Duerden Sound" even sees him indulge in doom laden steppish dub techno akin to Blawan or Boddika on an extended studio flex with particularly bleak thoughts running through their heads. Do check!
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