Luke Vibert – Toomorrow – Ninja Tune
Luke Vibert returns to his Wagon Christ moniker to deliver the first album in almost seven years. Given the length of this hiatus, one might worry that the work may suffer, the perceptions may differ and the name might be better off left alone with its role fulfilled. No need for all that as Vibert is back to his genre-hopping best, while still allowing this album to work as one piece. The disco-tinged work of his Kerrier District output can be heard in places, but touches of modern funk and flourishes of aquatic electro also abound. Break’s finished – this is a welcome return.
Hands Up Who Wants To Die – Buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo, buffalo. – Richter Collective
Hands Up Who Wants To Die are taking no prisoners on their debut album on one of our strongest labels, Richter Collective (Barry Lennon responsible for both vocals and label!). Abrasive stuff that anyone who attended their recent visit to Cork will attest to translates across into the live show. Excellence on the production and the mastering duties were down to Bob Weston who has worked with Shellac in the past, and the whole thing was recorded in an abandoned WW2 bunker in Germany. Talk about method recording, the coldness is certainly captured in the recording. A certain grower and another victory for the Richter Collective. Take a bow.
E.R.P – Evoked Potentials (Part Three) – Semantica
Gerard Hanson returns to his ERP guise and yet again delivers. There isn’t much that can be said for this man’s output in so much as if you see his name, we suggest you grab and elbow until it is in your mitts and on the way to your collection. Drexciyan electro still lives on through Hanson’s own work but flip over the rekkid for plant43’s masterful re-work and something you could slip into the Detroitian’s classic discography without much uproar. Limited business too.
Special mention goes out to the Skull Defekt’s new offering on Thrill Jockey as Albert has been quoted as saying if it were in the shape of a hat he would don it. Nuff said!
The above are available from 4pm to 8pm in An Realt Dearg Barrack Street (Friday & Saturday) where Plugd records is temporarily selling some things for those of you who need that weekly hit. Drop up and have a browse!