Big beats, bleeps and buzz
Grasscut - 1 Inch/ 1/2 Mile

Found sounds and field recordings provide the source material for the latest shuriken chuckers at Ninja HQ, the music of Grasscut leant a quintessentially British quality by folk song samples, the plummy pronunciation of BBC announcers and plenty of talk about the war. The result is some distance from the entirely horizontal soundscapes of Jarvis Cocker’s recent National Trust project however, with composer Andrew Phillips and his multi-instrumentalist compadre Marcus O’Dair having thrown plenty of big beats, bleeps and buzz saw analogue synths into the mix for a record closer to MGMT than Eno ambience. Brilliantly bizarre.


9/10

Kingsley Marshall


Dig it? Dig deeper: The Memory Band, Parsley Sound, The Squire Of Somerton
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