Konx-Om-Pax: Regional Surrealism (4 stars)

Konx-om-pax: Regional Surrealism

(Planet Mu)

Glacial, understated set of lovely electronic mood pieces from multi-talented Glaswegian Tom Scholefield

Envy Glasgow's Tom Scholefield and his career, or plethora of them. Perhaps more well-known as, variously, a video director for Hudson Mohawke and Mogwai, tour DJ for the latter and sleeve artist for people like Rustie and Oneohtrix Point Never, he's now dropping his debut album on seminal techno label Planet Mu.

It's not, shall we say, an attention-grabber crammed with instant pop hits, but rather a glacial, understated set of rather lovely electronic mood pieces called things like 'Glacier Mountain Descent' and 'Pillars of Creation' whose influences lie firmly with Brian Eno and Warp Records. Listen out for guest star Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai on 'Zang-Tung', or at least in its delicate synth recreation of the 'Gwai's hypnotic cataclysm.

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