Fresh from their ‘Dimensions Recordings: An Introduction’ debut release in July, Dimensions Recordings are back with their second outing, a heavy electro release from the revered modular outfit, London Modular Alliance.
Set for release on 8th of September on 12” vinyl with digital to follow, the ‘Hands & Brains’ EP is a perfect summation of the dark electro sound that London Modular Alliance capture so perfectly. As the minds behind London’s Modular store in Hackney famed for selling equipment to the likes of Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin, their high spec, specialist gear is used throughout the record, reflecting the passion and expertise of the duo, as well as the flourishing sounds of an enigmatic and intriguing scene.
Starting strong with the bubbling, modern acid of the title track, Hand & Brains EP manages to demonstrate a full range of the electro-spectrum across four tracks. ‘False Prophecy’ showcases a more foreboding feel, with punchy drum rolls and a severely stripped back melody. It melts effortlessly into the Drexciyan underwater inspirations of ‘Forbidden,’ before closing out with the brooding machine drone of ‘I Settled for Her Leftovers.’ The future of the genre belongs to London Modular Alliance, and it’s in very safe hands.
London Modular Alliance sits at the forefront of a fast growing fascination with all things analogue. The collective has previously released via Hypercolour and ART, as well as running an infamous synth shop in Hackney Wick, supplying to a host of well-known musicians and modular fanatics alike.
For the first time this year, they will be head to Dimensions Festival, finessing The Void speakers on Saturday night, as well as sharing their expertise with a workshop in the Knowledge area. For those who’d like to see the LMA gang this summer, final-tier tickets to Dimensions Festival, taking place 30th August through until September 3rd are still available via the website.