After a short hiatus following their modular-only, desert recorded last album “Whorl”, during which SMD's James Ford found himself on production duties for everyone and their dog, SMD are back with bunch of techno cuts on their own Delicacies label.
Over a couple of months in Jas Shaw's newly re-located synth-dense studio in leafy Kent, which saw SMD once again experiment with live jams as the basis for their production, they’ve pulled together a selection of eight tracks for release as a series of four singles over the coming months.
First up is the double header of “Staring at all this handle” and “Sky on the floor” – a hefty statement of intent, harking back to their more austere earlier Delicacies work. In the same vein, remix duties come from ear-battering mainstays Perc and Volte-Face, both delivering uncompromising “take no prisoners” approaches to the originals. SMD have thrown in their own dub mix of “Sky on the floor” for good measure.
SMD fans will note that the earlier naming convention of Delicacies has fallen by the wayside – for the simple reason that we’ve pretty much run out of weird and wonderful food stuffs to steal names from. Instead, a semi-random automated process has been used to create the track names.
Published: 28th April 2016