Andrew Weatherall - A Pox on Pioneers
Although this is Weatherall’s debut solo album in point of fact, we can’t discount his legacy as the man responsible for Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. Or, no matter what the title says, his pioneering work as producer of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, among other 90s touchstones.
So if this record harks back to the good old days, it at least rings with the authenticity of someone who was there at the time. With Weatherall himself singing as if from the heart of a smoke-filled room (and perhaps he was), the album explores dancehall, ambient dub, electro and post-punk in building an atmospheric soundtrack for the city at night.
(Rotters Golf Club)