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Vanishing Twin – Ookii Gekkou

Just as the year begins to go down the toilet, with the onset of autumn and the inevitable slow plod towards yet another ‘Corona winter’, Vanishing Twin return with a blissed-out interstellar excursion to see us through. 

Ookii Gekkou — The group’s third album — sees the quintet channelling ever distant worlds and transmitting a spectrum of far-out sounds. Melding the Moog-funk of Roger Roger, the mechanical soul of Can and the spiritual grooves of Leon Thomas and Sun Ra to incredible effect. 

Though references to fellow retro-futurists Stereolab — Laetitia Sadier plays guitar on Wider than Itself — and Broadcast are obvious, Ookii Gekkou is a tribute to the group’s particular ability to paint their sound canvas with a broad brush. Whether it’s the motorik funk of Phase One Million, the Afrocentric-spirit-jazz of In Cucina or the utterly brilliant space pop of Light Vessel, which sounds like Can re-imagined through the lens of ELO, the sound is unmistakably Vanishing Twin.

Jammo’s Music Report: September 2021

Hiya! it’s been a while. Have you missed me? I’m sorry for the radio silence but I’ve been tired as fuck and genuinely not really feeling a lot of music. Over the summer I found myself existing solely on a diet of ’70s and ’80s punk and Hardcore. Was this a cry for help, a desperate grab at my lost youth? Who knows, but nothing else seemed to spark my interest. New music and especially electronic music began to feel like a never-ending slew of watered-down copies of styles and scenes that I’m unfortunately old enough to claim first-hand knowledge of. But, there’s always more music to find, so let’s not wallow in the mire, the slump seems to be over and I’ve been finding loads of weird lovely bits here and there. I’m even planning a new Radio show! So, with that in mind, here’s 5 tasty nuggets I’ve been enjoying greatly this month…

Répéter – We Became Snakes

Cracking dystopian surf-inspired dub mutations on the mighty Bokeh Versions. What more could you want?

Blackwater – Siem Reap

Heads down shoegaze meets ghost dub for them autumn nights. Taken from the ‘Navigation’ album on Ethbo records. I’m waiting with bated breath for my record to arrive. Shout out to Tom Dubwise for putting me on to this!

Kali Uchis Feat Sza – Fue Mejor

Admittedly I’m a proper Kali Uchis fanboy but this particular version of ‘Fue Mejor’ is stunning! Sultry Latin R&B over a soundscape that filters the iciness of Timbaland productions through spiralling harmonies and operatic flourishes. Future sex music of the highest order!

AKA AFK and Toncali – Brasa No Mapa

Wicked Brazillian Grime on Club Yeke. Fusing Funk Brasileiro rhythms with golden age UK grime to devastating effect. My jaw’s well sore!

Vanishing Twin – Cryonic Suspension May Save Your Life

Gorgeous spaced out krauty funk from the ever amazing Vanishing Twin

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