Sound with a view
Contrasted peaks of sonic nostalgy (Prop O Deed) blended with epoch-starving glitch à la Aphex (Pico). Futuristicly enough, a real ode to retro. One of the cleverest EP in a long time and a superb vinyl.
Favorite track: Pico.
After last year’s excellent ‘Insula’ album, Proc Fiskal returns to Hyperdub with the six track EP ‘Shleekit Doss’; in his own words, “a kind of representation of the time I was running the club night of the same name in Edinburgh.”
“These tunes represent the night’s ethos of genre-defiance and high-energy futuristic sets, ecstatic and transcendent while still being fun and stupid. I was getting my friends to play and I made all the posters on my phone - like this EP’s
artwork. I also started hoarding old FM synths which crop up a lot on the EP, and was reading a lot of sci-fi like Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’, and ‘2001’. The night ran until last November when the bouncers and some punters got in a fight,
the club got damaged, and unfortunately I got banned too.”
Through this mayhem and misdemeanour, ‘Shleekit Doss’ feels like an oasis of calm; light, bouncy and melodic, the EP sees Proc developing the depth and range of his music in satisfying ways.
Been a big fan of Sully since 2008 when he made one of my all time favourite Dubstep tunes 'Phonebox', been amazing to watch his transition into probably the best Jungle producer in the world right now. Some producer! richfurness