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How The Machine Was Built

Format: 12"
Cat: MF 003
Released: 19 Nov 12
Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco

Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Pyramid Of Night"
2. "To The Inland Strip"
Side 2
1. "Their Trade Is Treachery"
2. "How The Machine Was Built"
Review

Timothy J Fairplay surfaces in requisite sepia toned style on Craig Bratley's fledgling Magic Feet label with How The Machine Was Built, an EP brandishing a quartet of productions that fit snugly into the lineage of the Fairplay canon alongside his recent Bird Scarer and Emotional Response releases. In truth, few people can match Fairplay when it comes to capturing lost cinematic moments within the mainframe of music, marrying them to a dense yet pleasing four-four thud and anointing these productions with all too appropriate titles. Lead track "Pyramid of Night" is a real highlight, with Fairplay's love for early Chicago House evidenced by recycled jacking rhythms wound down to around 100BPM and covered in opiated sludge - the kaleidoscopic elements that swirl above come across as a sonic riposte to the all too prevalent functionalism in much of the modern music Fairplay has noted disdain for.

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