This highly anticipated double A-side 10” is the next chapter of Matt Edwards & Joel Martin's Quiet Village story, and sees the duo veer into a world poles apart from their cult 'Social Music/Change' 12” on Phonica White earlier this year which was lauded by the likes of Zip, DJ Harvey & Milo.
Showcasing a more textured electronic dub groove, these pieces were both created during one of Matt and Joel’s rare Berlin studio sessions. Spending time soaking up the atmosphere of Germany’s 24-hour techno town, with the infamous ‘Hardwax’ record store at its epicenter, it is not surprising that QV weren’t inspired by the city’s metal machine music.
“Whether it was a conscious decision or not, we definitely channeled the vibrations of ‘Rhythm & Sound’s’ rugged Space-Reggae and used this loose blueprint to experiment with sonic imagery rather than studio trickery. The results of these sessions yielded both the remix of ‘Bahadir’ and then our own ‘Untitled’ cut, of which we recorded several ‘versions’”.
On closer inspection this release on Edwards' Pyramids Of Mars - the Rekids boss's outlet for experimental and non-dancefloor projects - is actually a natural progression from their psychedelic Balearic masterpieces like ‘Pillow Talk’ and ‘Too High To Move’. Since the beginning of their career Matt and Joel have always employed the techniques of Dub in their productions and feel there is no space for treading the safe and familiar path in their work.
Published: 15th October 2015