Cologne pair andhim present the latest excursion of their 'super house' sound. And to be fair, for all its self-aggrandisement, it is pretty super. And it's house. So here we are. Despite spelling issues, 'Spayce' has got oodles of swing among all the bleeping electronica, a clattering anthem, layered with glorious noise. 'Domplatte' is a tad more understated, but it lacks not ambition. When the drums roll back in after each classy break, all becomes abundantly clear. Very good indeed.
At first I thought I’d clicked on the wrong link, thought I’d stumbled upon an old album from Florence of the Maccabees. Blissfully drifting into a heightened emotive state, swept away like a love-sick teen. Then, that drop! The bass is dark and sinister, but with warmth that echoes the spirit of the guitar gloriously; then there’s the devastating stabs, bringing some real moxie into the equation.
Slow bpm with a brutally hard kick, this is one of the coolest and most creative tracks I’ve heard in a while. Classic jump meets house!
Whether or not he named it after the imp from Game of Thrones or not, ‘Tyrion’ is a fantastic exploration of live percussion. I love layers of clattering drums though, so I was sold before the main kick even dropped.