Simian Mobile Disco ‎– Unpatterns

Wichita ‎– WEBB330CD
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HSE-30290, WEB330CDJ Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited, Wichita HSE-30290, WEB330CDJ Japan 2012 Sell This Version
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505503 6253307 Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Wichita Recordings 505503 6253307 Europe 2012
WEBB330CD Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns(CD, Album) Liberator Music, Wichita WEBB330CD Australia 2012 Sell This Version
WEBB330CD Simian Mobile Disco Unpatterns(CD, Album, RE) Wichita WEBB330CD US 2017 Sell This Version



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July 23, 2012
There seems to be two Simian Mobile Disco: the one featured in Attack Decay Sustain Release and in Temporary Pleasure, which seems to be a couple of producers who approach electronica in the late Chemical Brothers fashion (lots of colaborations, pop attitude behind all those beats), and the SMD that released singles in Delicacies, that crafted The Clock and Extra Temporary eps and the ones that released this album. These SMD are obsessed with classic techno but also know how to assimilate new trends and sounds, and are not that dependant on a hook or a chorus, and in this brief album they show how confortable they can be in the hipster ground and in the electronica one at the same time. In Cerulean they sound like their electronica singles, playing with playful minimal melodies, in The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife they play with the rhythms, and in most of the rest they play with house. The highlights, for me, are three: Seraphim, which features a slow pulsating rhythm (with beautiful synths), diva vocal sample and a wonderful acid line; Interference, which is the one that shows more influence from the current UK bass producers, as if it was a tune composed by The Chemical Brothers, Joy Orbison and Boddika at the same time; and Your Love Ain't Fair, which is the most epic house tune from them, also showing influence from bass music (the Fitzgerald-y change of pitch of the synth chords and the Jamie XX like treated vocals) but being something that is purely from them.

Inmediately accessible, well crafted and catchy, it shows that SMD still have lots of ideas for the years to come and they are one of the most reliable electronica acts nowadays. I can't wait to hear the next tracks from them.