played by:Leif, Mark Forshaw (Tabernacle Records), Club Silencio, Redux Records, Eamon Harkin, Mister Saturday Night, Fabiodellatorre / Corcos (Bosconi), Philogresz, Joalz, Per Bojsen-Moller, Rising Sun, M50 (Kimochi), Juno Recommends Electro, Donor, Greymatter, Rivet, Nautiluss, Ripperton
On Luxury Problems, Mancunian producer Andy Stott builds on the knackered house and techno sound showcased in last year's brace of brilliance, Passed Me By and We Stay Together. The album will contain eight tracks recorded in the last 12 months, with five of the songs featuring vocals from his old piano teacher who Stott hadn't seen since he was a teenager in 1996, with the opening track "Numb" seeing her looped and layered vocals exuding a cinematic quality. The paranoid, dense, slow-moving qualities that Stott has made his signature remain, but they've been toyed with and manipulated, and the vocal elements feel like a calculated gamble - one that has truly paid off. Modern Love go all out on presentation too, with Luxury Problems arriving in a superb gatefold sleeve. Highly recommended.
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