It’s been four years since we reviewed The Mole’s ‘History Of Dates‘ EP on Perlon, perhaps one of the imprints finest releases considering it presented a pair of sophisticated house cuts backed by a scene-stealing remix courtesy of the one and only DJ Sprinkles.
Fast forward to the present and Colin de la Plante has since released two records on Barbara Preisinger’s deep house imprint Slices Of Life and two extended players on his and Jon Berry’s joint venture Maybe Tomorrow. Now it’s album time and The Mole’s third studio album arrives a little over four years since his previous album ‘Caregiver’ hit the shelves.
Scheduled for release on 6th October 2017 in cassette, digital and vinyl formats, ‘De La Planet’ LP delivers 11 tracks of house music laden with experimental samples, downtempo rifts, a draw-dropping arsenal of synths and a healthy dose of acid. To tempt listeners even more, the cassette version features a modular-only bonus track guaranteed to take you back to the 80’s.
Our pick ‘He Frank‘ is one of the more catchier tracks from the album; featuring a wonky cowbell, weird metallic whirring noises, airport style PA voice overs and acidic stabs that paves a wild journey through obscure rhythms.
‘De La Planet’ is scheduled for release 6th October 2017, order a copy from Kompakt.
A1. Harmony Day
A2. Going With The Hat Man
A3. Braineater Returns
B1. He Frank
B2. One-Sided Fool
C1. Going With The Hat Man (Drums & Bass Mix)
C2. Sandwich Time Is Coming
D1. Soft Translation
D2. So What, Don’t You
D3. River Highways Intro
D4. Time Out
Cassette Bonus: Mods In The Living Room