Actress: Paint, Straw And Bubbles
Adventurous leftfield Techno
With his album Splazsh just around the corner, three exclusives here — classic Actress, multi-faceted, open-hearted and bold; with a cracking Zomby.
Paint’s combination of out Chicago house and UK bass is sticky and tensely claustrophobic; its curt, angular melodies re-strung by Zomby’s tough remix, invoking UK funky with a carnivalesque house banger.
Maze recalls 1980s cold wave and early techno, or maybe a John Carpenter soundtrack, or then again Kraftwerk’s Autobahn... rerouted through South London.
Beautiful Bankhead artwork.