Acolytes

Rupture
Acolytes
Rupture

In a world which tends to reward the prolific, give it to the man who leaves it fully four years between albums. Acolytes’ (self-titled, camo-concealed, highly recommended) 2014 debut was a brilliant side of gnomic DIY, and we would’ve happily settled for more of the same; instead, “London-based enigma” (lol) D. Shan has overhauled his solo project, steering it into the realm of rhythm-based  computer music. Wait, come back! We thought we’d had enough of way-out takes on REPETITIVE BEATS as well (it’s been a long decade), but this is an utterly fresh and forcefully idiosyncratic offering that ignores all the rules of the game (OK easy) and basically comes up with better ones (nigh-on impossible, WHAT'S GOING ON). One of the tracks is called 'Autocannibalising Loop' and that pretty perfectly describes Shan's M.O. There’s no fucking about: the opening 1-2 sounds like Danny Weed got abducted by mardy aliens and only escaped an unceremonious probing by agreeing to conduct said Martians’ military marching band, while elsewhere there are echoes of Gabor Lazar’s hyperreal electro and Off World’s ectoplasmic tone-float, drums hanging off the grid like goo, but also, somehow, Twice Is Not Enough-era Whitehouse and The Shadow Ring, while ‘Aneurysm’ could be scrapings from Marc Trauner’s studio floor (compliment!): darkside tekno reduced to its beatless venomous essence and then spun out into droning, dub-crazed infinit-E. Fearless! Exciting! But also understated, unassuming! Is this the best record Alter have ever put out? Think so. And in a room dark and forgiving enough - even if that's just your troubled mind - you will DANCE to it. 

 

 

 

£16.99

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