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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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...