Following on from last year’s well-received 12”, ‘Still/ Ha’ from Dance, Blank Mind return with a debut release from Alan Johnson.
Tom Neilan and Gareth Kirby are Alan Johnson. ‘Goron Sound/Fickle,’ takes influence from the wider branches and offshoots of early dubstep. Their highly-torqued sound dextrously contorts these familiar elements, carving a singular path for themselves. As disorientating as they are groove ridden; collages of samples are weaved around rich swathes of sub bass, uprooted by tough, tribal percussions.
As recovery girl, Galen Tipton has created pop music for dancing back from the cliff’s edge, taking despair and anger and fear and turning it into a healing potion, an extra life when one is most needed. Bandcamp Album of the Day May 1, 2020