Basic Rhythm enters the Electronic Labyrinth on new LP
Anthoney Hart returns to his Basic Rhythm alias for new album Electronic Labyrinth.
For his second album as Basic Rhythm on Planet Mu, Anthoney Hart has returned with the announcement of a new experimental album, Electronic Labyrinth.
Following a spate of releases on Raw Basics and Sneaker Social Club, Hart is also known as East Man, a grime alias on which he produced the album Red, White & Zero with a variety of guests from grime MCs including Killa P, Irah, Kwam MC and Darkos Strife.
As a former member of the Rude FM pirate radio station in the late ‘90s, Hart describes the album as a representation of the musical ‘labyrinth’ he has found himself traversing over the past 30 years. Its front cover depicts the St Fabian Tower, the headquarters of the pioneering drum & bass station.
Electronic Labyrinth also draws heavy reference from Wilson Harris’ postcolonial book Palace of the Peacock, about a journey a group of spectral colonialists make through a dangerous river in Guyana. Using strange grime, dancehall and lowercase fusions, it also evokes many other literary works, which Hart references to achieve a sense of “ontological promiscuity”.