Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Andy Stott- Passed Me By/We Stay Together

Some seriously atmospheric grime dub-step from Manchester, UK producer Stott, who was introduced to his label, Modern Love, by acclaimed British musician Mark Stewart. The label also houses another critical darling Demdike Stare and is quickly booking points as the go-to label for forward leaning dub/house music. Stott's latest collection is actually two separate EPs with four bonus tracks added. He likes to refer to his music as "knackered house", because the rpms are slowed to a crawl, with minimal elements thrown in, allowing the music space to ooze and seep into perceived subterranean caverns of industrial waste. Tracks are enveloped by constant background hiss with submerged beats pulsing from within. It's a tried and true recording conceit that feels refreshing in Stott's capable hands.

Buy this record if you're envisioning a midnight's stroll on the English Moors.


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