Simian Mobile Disco - Delicacies
This latest from London-based duo James Ford and Jas Shaw takes a leap from the electro-dance of their first two albums into harder, more techno territory. Gathering releases they’ve put out this year on their new imprint, Delicacies, each track is named after a bizarre foreign delicacy (‘nerve salad’ or ‘skin cracker’, anyone?) with the thumping analogue beats of ‘Aspic’ (meat jelly) and resounding bells of ‘Casu Marzu’ (worm cheese) evoking the early hours of a Berlin techno club.
Gone are the guest vocals seen on Temporary Pleasure in favour of hard beats and energetic vibes reminiscent of Sven Vath in his grinning techno prime.