Limited 2 x 7″ white wax gatefold LP RAPTLP61
Space Loops Volume Three is the latest instalment in the critically acclaimed Space Loops series from Data 70, featuring Bob Bhamra (West Norwood Cassette Library) and Jon Chambers (Sunray).
It showcases 24 one-minute electronic tracks celebrating the intimacy between man and machine, exploring the space between the inside and the outside, somewhere between the known and the unseen.
This is music from a world where psychedelia, TV soundtracks, bleeps and sine waves permeate the atmosphere. It’s a world where memories of long, hot summer days and tea before bedtime collide with recollections of restless nights, twisted and uptight. Safe in the knowledge everything’s gonna be alright.
A world where the Yardbirds and Miles Davis provide the inspiration for song titles (Here ‘Tis and On The Corner anyone?), where the ghosts of Delia Derbyshire and Bob Newman get it on.
Clearly besotted with Radiophonic and library texture and innovative naivety but given a wholly contemporary sheen. Both protagonists have a deep reaching background in psychedelic drone and coupled with Bob’s dancefloor work as West Norwood Cassette Library, that’s a lot of influence to pack into such subtly restrained and exquisitely composed miniatures.
In the mix, courtesy of 2562 / A Made Up Sound on his recent appearance for Ninja Tune’s Solid Steel Radio Show.
Static peeks out of a porthole into deep space.
Good-looking and great-sounding…. few have actually made anything that sounds like it could be modern-day library music.
Simon Reynolds, Blissblog
Spacey interludes with imaginations fixed firmly in an age when freedom through technology seemed like a promising ideal.
Beautiful, melodic, experimental, electronic miniatures… think Eno, Cluster, Sonic Boom etc.