Daniel Straneus and Falk Shakarchi are Studio Barnhus originals. While they've not put out anything on the Swedish imprint since 2012, they were responsible for the much admired label's second ever release way back in 2010. Given this history, it's perhaps unsurprising that their amusingly titled debut album, Steal Chickens From Men and the Future From God, sounds a little like a CD-length distillation of all that makes Studio Barnhus such an exciting label. Quirky and eccentric from start to finish, it features cut-up MPC loop jams nestling side by side with woozy, deep disco-house shufflers, skewed homemade reggae riddims, glassy-eyed ambient and sample-heavy Balearic house workouts. It's the sort of album that won't just make you tap your toes, nod your head and wiggle your hips, but also put a goofy smile on your face.
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