played by:Señorlobo (Lovemonk), Red Rack'em/Hot Coins, Dubbyman (Deep Explorer Music), John Heckle, Skudge, Thomas Cox, The Rhythm Odyssey, Alex Danilov, Billy W., Ksoul, Patrick Richard, Wes [cutloose :: Manchester], Michael Zucker (Minister Mike), Tiago, Shadow Dancer (Boysnoize Records), Vakula, Scott Ferguson (Ferrispark Records), Rodriguez Jr, Juno Plus, Da Goblinn /Remuted, Joe Montana, Tommy Finger Jr., Joe Drive, Meschi, Teshno, Fulbert
It's rare these days that you have a spare 90 minutes to focus on an album, but Techno Primitivism is one of those albums that makes you want to change your lifestyle accordingly. Everything about this new album from Juju & Jordash breathes class - released on Dekmantel with three slabs of 180 gram vinyl spread across a gatefold sleeve complemented by killer design from Orpheu De Jong, and brandishing a blend of music that's fully representative of the Amsterdam based duo's styles and influences. At 15 tracks deep, the full beauty of Techno Primitivism will undoubtedly reveal itself slowly, the cheeky misnomer of the title hinting at Gal & Jordan's often revealed humour. Opening in grand style with the triple suite of "Stoplight Loosejaw", "Diatoms" and "Backwash", the duo set a hazy, atmospheric tone that remains throughout, with brief machine funk interludes such as "Slow Boat To Haifa" and "Rogue Wave" in between longer improvised explorations. Favourites on this album change with every listen, but you can't deny the potency of tracks such as "Powwow" or the Magic Mountain High referencing "Track David Would Play" or the superbly titled "Dr Strangepork". One of the albums of this year, without doubt!
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