Review: Kicking cheerfully against the compression and conformity of the modern digital age, antique futurist analogue wizards metamono return with their finest, fittest album to date. Comprising Jono Podmore, aka Kumo and sometime collaborator with Can members Irmin Schmidt and Jaki Liebezeit, Paul Conboy and fine artist Mark Hill, the Crystal Palace based trio enchanted audiences during 2014 with their live soundtracks to Secrets Of Nature, early 20th century short films using new photography techniques to reveal the processes of the natural world including the lives of cuckoos and barn owls. Many of the pieces they wrote feature on the new album. It was an ideal fit for the metamono sound - organic, playful, basking in the joys of new mechanical possibilities.
Recalling the early electronic adventures of Raymond Scott, Brian Eno, Cabaret Voltaire, Cluster and acid house but always bearing their unmistakable bespoke signature, metamono are as unmissable live as they are on vinyl. Do not miss this!