[Review by Igloomag]
Raw techno slabs maneuvered via analog machines, plastic rhythms, gritty melodic videogame themes and bass dribbling, 2ndMOUSE (aka Chris Steven McKeown) pulls all the left-field danceable bits into byte sized chunks on Communique. Tangible downtempo beats strewn across funky vocal snippets and experimental ragga tinkering, there’s an array of genre shifts from abstract electronics, glitch, bass, acid, 8-bit, brokenbeat and nostalgic themes at every cross street. A talented musician not afraid to dip into upbeat movement-based electro akin to an early Global Goon (or Brothomstates—just visit “Walking in my Shoes,” for instance) venture though time and intergalactic space.
CAT No [S27-129]
This one is for the fans both old and new.... for anyone who has ever commented and expressed their confidence in my abilities. Every one of you are valued.
Special mentions [in no particular order]:
Adrian Teodor, Dave Allen, Ian Komosa, Martin Boulton, Andy Turner, Roel Funcken, Pat Murphy, Stephen McCauley, Herb Square, Cloxboy, Mikhail Bougie, Varin Marshall, Slobodan Stevic, Barry Forbes and last but not least , the lads at Section 27 Tam Ferrans / Andy Paterson for allowing me within 20ft of their roster =)