B-Tracks - 'Flightless' VinylLABEL: Supply Records
Media Condition: Near Mint
Sleeve Condition: Near Mint
Another storming, ranging EP from the New Yorkers: heavy-duty machine funk for the dancefloor, charged and swinging with old-school Chicago vibes. The A-side house bobs from tearaway to discofied to rawly jaunty; the techno on the flip from dug-in and twisted to a more wide-open excursiveness. To start, the soulful rug-cutter Down runs a sublimated tribalism beneath lovely, dubwise kick drums and sultry female vocal; Heavy Skies is lo-fi funk, a stand-out; the bass and brilliant percussion-work of the title track crosses US garage with new UK styles (a little Joy O to its bottom end). Discreet Time meshes vintage Chicago drum programming with the filtered house of someone like I:Cube; and to close, Plateau, a widescreen, experimental bubblers, with reaching FX'd synths and shuffling snares and hi-hats... perhaps their best yet.