Irishmen Kieran Craddock & Peter Fleming, aka Effy, after 2 releases on Disco’s Dead and Erimus, respectively, showcasing their jackin’ house and dark warehouse proclivities, and attracting support from UK households such as Swamp81, are now armed and ready to join the IM family. Part of the encroaching brit monopoly of our roster, alongside Beaka, Seb Wildblood, Wallworks/RZR, Kalpa, iO Sounds, Troy Gunner et al, their work on
“Distant Sounds” is a testament to our dedication to steal the cream of the crop of UK talent and release it on the other side of the Atlantic. Tee-hee. Now then, on to the music.
“Move” is probably the sexiest track we’ve ever put out (barring the dubious sensuality of most Liar trax). “Just a little bit” go the breathy vocal cuts, and the rest of the track complies. Seductive rather than lascivious, it’s pervaded by a less-is-more approach that does away with any superfluous element one might encounter in modern clubbing.
“Bourbon Switch” continues among the same lines, albeit being a bit of a punchier, more driving affair. Garage percussion, basslines, house groove, techno gravitas – for anybody familiar with the UK scene, this is nothing new; however, few others juggle these as well, and with as much functionalist immediacy, as Effy do.
On the remix tip, things get mental. Troy Gunner takes “Move” into heretofore uncharted territories – stripping down the track even more, utilizing silence and space to spectacular results, and inflecting a thoroughly alien rhythm. Hound Scales does the very opposite, driving his ‘Shade 2 Go’ remix hard, plentifully building atop the original into a perfect morsel for those hungry for his unique brand of outsider techno.
Distant sounds from distant future, graciously available to you courtesy of Infinite Machine. ((∞))