Larry McCarthy aka Bruce is back. Having appeared on a who's who of Bristol labels such as Dnuos Ytivil and Idle Hands, it seems it's time for Untold's mighty Hemlock for the great Before You Sleep EP. It's another fine example of how artists on this scene flirt with industrial/experimental aesthetics to interesting effect. The title track is a sublime and mysterious ambient journey that will hypnotise you into a trance state blissfully. It's more like the artist we know on the quirky and jagged groove of "In Line" awash in static, rusty analogue drum computer sounds and dubby aesthetics: prepare to be immersed by this deep underwater journey. Finally on the flip, we've got another beatless excursion with the rolling and hypnotic "Sweat" where slow arpeggios and dreamy drones face off with various analogue bleeps and squeals and it's calming as much as it is violent. Great release here.
What do you think of this release?
Tell us what you think in the Facebook comments box below:
Best Record Store 2007 / 2008 / 2009
Best Music Outlet 2010, 2012