Silk Road Assassins have built themselves a piece of art in ‘State of Ruin’ – their debut LP on Planet Mu. We caught up with them to discuss their new album and troubleshoot some potential saving graces for when 2019 goes down the pan.
Wading through more bullshit than Pusha T claiming Pablo Escobar-esque parables and “beef”, while Kanye’s warbling humbleness, really, there aren’t better openings for taunting new music, much like Wen opening up his sophomore album ‘EPHEM:ERA’ with ‘Silhouette’, when he starts fucking around with that Alice Coltrane sample tho… urgh, it’s dutty time.
Fred Welton Warmsley III, is still working as hard as ever, and continuing to produce under new monikers Barrio Sur, and namely Dedekind Cut for his latest release…’Tahoe’ is saying no to the now, it’s therapeutic in it’s own blooming, where Lee Gamble left off, Dedekind Cut drones over in ethereal sombre.
Walking the line of techno and deep house notoriously, Tom Demac’s array of production can go from the soulful grooves and melody that turn a dusty warehouse into saving Grace, but more importantly he’s got the rare capacity to flip the script, energizing crammed rooms into blissful mania. Hype man ting wha wha.
“Our Spaces” is absurdly crammed with powerhouse belters, of blistering and emotive electronic music, of tentative air and formidable listening. In its entirety, Guy Andrews has created a perfect mix of otherworldly techno and distorted post-rock, strewn together then torn right back up again, a palpable irony against the laws of electronic music, that works so, so well.