Album review

Horsepower Productions - In Fine Style

"Hyperdub" isn't an ideal name for this music, but better than ghastly alternatives like "intelligent 2-step." Horsepower apply architecture to their post-drum'n'bass adventures, and while tracks like "Fist Of Fury" drift too far into Gilles Peterson-land, interest is ensured by the slaloms of punchy rhythm which ski round your head ("Pimp Flavors"), the dancehall interjections ("Gorgon Sound"), the immense vistas of space that owe more to Juan Atkins than Lee Perry ("The Swindle"), and even, in "To The Beat Y'All", what sounds like Todd Terry meets Boards Of Canada.

Rating: 3 / 10


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Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.

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