You know we are in for a treat when Luke Vibert, exponent of electronic beats and breaks since the dawn of rave, delivers not one, not two, but three new album projects, each with a specific musical theme and thread. A set of three long players, collect them all like bubble gum stickers and annoy your neighbours by playing at high volume!
Vibert’s previous album projects for Hypercolour, both as Kerrier District, and under his own name, have always excelled, not to mention his ground- breaking and brain scrambling long players for Warp, Rephlex, Rising High Records, Planet Mu and Ninja Tune.
Vibert revives his Amen Andrews moniker after over a decade lying dormant. Squarely aiming the sound at the ‘Amen break’, ‘Luke Vibert presents Amen Andrews’ brings together 14 slabs of raucous breakbeat bangers, riddled with cool as fuck samples and bass bin shattering sub!
1. Pressure 2. God 3. Animen 4. DBC 1 5. Bass Kick 6. Ready 7. Sirius 8. Big L 9. Better Breaks 10. New Bust 11. Ready Again 12. Strange 13. Bad Boy Acid 14. Lowe
Key Feedback Quotes:
2 Bad Mice -Doesn't disappoint
Paul Woolford/Special Request- Grrrreat fun, love Luke's stuff
Ben UFO -love this
Mike Paradinas (Planet Mu) -GOOD
Gilles Peterson- yooop
DJ Voices- Wow yes. Really hard to pick a favorite here
Breaka- Absolutely T for tremendous. Likewise that classic sampling combined with exceptional production
Barely Legal -hard
Pangaea- this is so good! Shows up a LOT of other breakbeat stuff lol . And sounds like fun was made making it.
Axel Boman -wonderful
Mantra- Ruff, rugged and raw. Loving Pressure, God and Animen in particular
Mark Archer (Altern-8) -the man is a bona fide genius
Hrdvision- always bringing the gold!
Foul Play (Moving Shadow)- so many tunes here, this is amazing
The Black Madonna- Fantastic!
Josey Rebelle- sick
Sandy (Dr. Banana) -Some killer bits on here!
Bi-Bop -Proper authentic 93-94 jungle / late old school hardcore vibes. No one knows that era much more than Luke.
Etch- i can't do words for this, it's amazing in all ways.
Matt Karmill -Omg!
West Norwood Cassette Library -Not a duff track on here but "Bad Boy Acid" wins for general bonkers content
Kid Fonque -So good to hear Luke back at it! Legend never stops looking fwd to the music in the series.
Published: 7th May 2020