What does it sound like?:
The first pandemic concept album is here. Wait! It’s not like that at all. Half of Orbital and marmite poet/writer etc Murray Lachlan-Young (yes he!) have combined for an unclassifiable and very enjoyable album exploring lockdown life.
If I tell you that sample song titles are Baking and Jogging, Garden Centre (Push The Trolley) and Home Hairdresser then you can be rest assured that this is not a searing indictment in protest song form of Matt Hancock, but a quirky and humourous look at things that life revolved around in 2020 that we’d never thought of before COVID. He’s excellent on the ‘inner voice’ we all perhaps spent way too much time with, driving us from sourdough to meditation to cope with lockdown.
Behind Young’s words (spoken and semi-sung) Hartnoll fashions a low-key set of electronic beats that bring to mind Yello as much as Orbital. Almost as if he wanted to keep the music light too. It all feels quite rushed in a good way, to get something out while it’s fresh rather than spend months sculpting the perfect sound.
I’m not sure who needs to buy this, but it’s flown fabulously low » Continue Reading.