English Electric (2) ‎– Auto Beam EP

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Mighty Robot Recordings ‎– MRR 00000008
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
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A1 Monarch 7:24
A2 DRM 7:02
B1 DRM (Dicky Trisco Remix)
Remix – Dicky Trisco
7:59
B2 Giorgio Et Jim 7:25

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Pressing of 525 copies.

A-side (robot) run-out groove reads "JNB 261207".
B-side (photo) run-out groove reads "Karl Heinz Stockhausen RIP".

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marathon

marathon

March 11, 2017
edited 7 months ago

Opener track 'Monarch' starts with a very beautiful version of the Blade Runner Opening theme that turns into some heavily filtered, moody and starry-eyed electro.

'DRM' gives us headnodding-inducing tight drum programming with sparse, sweet keyboard lines inbetween.

On the B-Side, kick drum, claps, cowbells and swelling synths positively conjure fond memories of 'Black Devil - Disco Club'.

Unashamedly referring to Signore Moroder, final track 'Giorgio Et Jim' is a melodic uplifting grand finale, reminding me of sun dawn-accompanying euphoric album finishers from Orbital, Chemical Brothers and the like.

I especially like how this EP feels like a grand mini album. It has a proper proper beginning, a banging succulent middle and a fitting climax/comedown. All tracks are 7+ minutes. I got it mint for 2 GBP. 5 stars, no regrets.