Canberra-born Shoeb Ahmad has been gaining plaudits in his native land and beyond for the blissful ambience of his debut Watch/Illuminate.

The album, released on Mystery Plays Records earlier this year, reveals Ahmad to have the kind of understated, bedroom-spun vocal that slips down a treat – and a knack for delicately wrought, sampladelic soundscapes to compliment it.

You can stream a remix of ‘Sleeper’, taken from the album, below. Mystery Plays boss Inch-Time – known for releases on Geoff Dolman’s prolific Static Caravan imprint -submerges the softly pulsing original in clouds of treated percussion, before a lazy breakbeat slowly emerges from the mist. If, like us, you’re being gently lulled into a keyboard-bound sleep this morning, this won’t help one bit.

Watch/Illuminate is available now on Mystery Plays Records; Inch-Time’s Myth & Impermanence is forthcoming on the label this Autumn.



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