In our recent chat with PAN’s Lee Gamble, he talked us through “release hallucinations” – audio and visual phantasms created by the brain when starved of stimulation.
It’s a theme explored in depth on his remarkable Diversions 1994-6 12″, an extended ambient piece crafted exclusively from mildewy jungle samples. Forthcoming LP Dutch Tvashar Plums takes a different tack, offering wisp-thin dance music that sounds like it’s been fed repeatedly through a Xerox machine. Techno rubbings, if you will.
‘Plos 97s’ is an advance track from that release, and it’s a telling preview of what to expect from the album. It’s a squashed 4/4 cut, falling somewhere between Terrence Dixon’s muffled club music and The Automatics Group’s obliterated trance. Delicate without being nebbish and thoughtful without being obtuse, it’s a fine testament to Gamble’s craftsmanship. Enchanting. [via The Quietus]