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**2 x 180g LP's housed in printed inners, debossed jacket and Houndstooth-printed PVC sleeve** Aerobic mystics, Joe McBride (Synkro), and Liam Blackburn (Indigo) aka Akkord, present a slickly engrossing debut album for Fabric's sister label Houndstooth. It's the definitive manifest of their convergent interests in sacred geometry, mathematics, minimalism and bassbins, deftly balancing dancefloor appeal with the sort of detailed production appreciated by headphone and home listeners.

Over its ten tarcks the genes of jungle, dubstep, techno and ambient electronics are spun out and re-encoded with razor-sharp grasp of spatial dynamics and rhythmic aptitude, presenting a perspective on 2013 warehouse sounds which conversely takes as much inspiration from the organic and pastoral as synthetic, man-made structures.

DJs and dancers will discover deadly wares in the ductile dubstep-techno flux of '3dOS', in the determined, brutalist slam of 'Conveyor', and the clipped 2-step contours of 'Navigate', but the album's most unique offerings are subtler counterpoints such as the icy halfsteppers' sound design of 'Rocendal', co-constructed with Biome, or the Demdike-esque para-dimensional dread of 'Torr Vale', and the crushing/crushed, Emptyset-like texturing of closer 'Undertow'.

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released November 25, 2013

Indigo & Synkro

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