Monday, 26 November 2012
Lee Gamble - Diversions 1994-1996 LP (Pan)
Buy here - http://boomkat.com/downloads/593097-lee-gamble-diversions-1994-1996
It's on Pan so you know you're in for some top notch experimental electronic music. It's had rave reviews everywhere and I'm not going to dissent here. It's definitely one of the most interesting things I've heard in a while. Both the idea and the execution are spot on.
Basically, it's a cut up mix of the ambient bits on old jungle mixtapes. As a teenager this guy collected them (presumably between 1994 and 1996). He takes the bits where the million mile an hour drums stopped. The calm in the middle of the storm bits. And turns them into something new.
Musically it stands up without needing to know the concept as well. All woozey and hazy.
Give the video above a spin. If you like that you'll like the whole thing. Bought the vinyl as Pan's record packaging is always spot on but Boomkat are selling the FLAC for a quite reasonable £4.99 - http://boomkat.com/downloads/593097-lee-gamble-diversions-1994-1996