“Sacrifice” is the work of two duos at the top of their production games. Bicep, after their critically acclaimed recent releases on Aus Music and their own Feel My Bicep records, and SMD fresh from promoting their new “Live” album, decamped for a few days to SMD’s London studio to jam out this resulting epic.
Built around a deceptively simple, repetitive melody – as all good 4am club music should be – and laid down onto analogue tape, as well as the original two beatless versions were created. Version 1 keeps the original speed, just smearing out the melodies slightly, to make an effective DJ tool. Whereas version 2 takes things to their logical conclusion, setting the tape machine to 7.5 inches per second, and drawing the chords out into a blissed-out piece of ambient wobble.
Sacrifice will be out on 12” on SMD’s own Delicacies label on the 10th of June, and out digitally on the 24th June. This is the first in a series of SMD collaborations planned for the rest of the year.
Published: 16th May 2013