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Gary Myles ov Notts DIY unit Spoils & Relics glumly unspools his woes for Entr’acte with something akin to an inverted, knackered Sleaford Mods on Extended Technique, which is framed by the label as “Last-orders mumblings in an empty pub where the jukebox plays your thoughts.” - basically a typical night out in the British midlands.
Forming Myles’ first solo effort outside Spoils & Relics, who’ve previously released on local label Harbinger Sound, among others, he hunches drawled spoken word with collapsed drums loops and moldy drones in a manner that feels like you’re a voyeuristic mindreader tapping into the thoughts of the guy who’s about to slip off his seat next to you on the night bus.
Aesthetically, it’s a sound that recalls the more grumbling, fetid nooks of Luke Younger’s early catalogue as much as the greyscale grind of Thought Broadcast or DJ Yo-Yo Dieting’s slopped and screwed sessions, but the heavily accented lyrics serve to set Extended Technique on its own B-road to the bedsit, lending it a drily sozzled and apathetic sort of shrug that’s certainly going to entice some mardy buggers.
Recommended to be consumed with the last of your baccy and an episode of Love Island playing on mute.