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Peak Oil co-founder Brian Foote aka Leech catches breeziest dub, jungle and acid vibes on a delicious debut for his own label.
Over the past decades Foote has had a hand in many pies, lending sounds to records by everyone from Pépé Bradock to Ensemble Economique and Maria Minerva, but most recently returning to his Leech alias, as minted 100% Silk in 2013.
On his 2nd Leech LP Foote really gets inside his sound in six hyperprisms constructed from his coveted collection of hardware boxes and synths. Taking strong influence from ‘90s rave, both UK and US (but maybe leaning more to the UK side), he comes with devilish breakbeat chops and virulent 303 lines at every angle, variously exploring lush hybrids of cosmic soul synths and rolling late ‘90s jungle in ‘Amethyst’, along with very Luke Vibert-esquye acid jungle licks in ‘Brace’, and burned-out jungle jazz on ‘Phoenix9V’, along with the air-stepping beat-less beauty ‘Nimble’, and the pineal puckering jungle tekno of ‘Bit Rot.’