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Lyk Lyk

Format: limited 12"
Cat: FMB 004
Released: 30 Sep 14
Genre: Deep House

Tracklist
Side 1
1. Bicep - "Lyk Lyk"
2. Bicep - "Poly Pineapple"
Side 2
1. Bicep & Hammer - "Icebowl"
2. Bicep & Hammer - "Day 3"
Review

By their standards, 2014 has been a relatively quiet year for Belfast boys Bicep, with a remix 12" and the Circles EP on Aus Music their only releases of note. "Lyk Lyk" is, then, a welcome return to action. The title track is particularly sweaty and once again mines vintage rave influences, with fluid synths and cut-up vocals riding a classic late '80s/early '90s breakbeat groove. "Poly Pineapple" is a little deeper, with waves of wide-eyed synths crashing over a thumping house groove. On the flipside, the duo join forces with partner-in-blogging Hammer for a couple of cuts; the woozy, glacial, synth-heavy "Icebowl" and "Day 3", a stomping chunk of retro-futurist techno smothered in 808 State style synths. Balearic techno anyone?

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