Boomkat Product Review:
Probably the most anticipated (or hyped, depending on your P.o.V) release from Warp records since the Jamie Lidell album comes courtesy of their freshly signed Tim Exile with the shocking precursor to his 'Listening Tree' opus. As Tim's story goes, he was classically trained as a young child, honed his electro acoustic composition skills as a young man, and was developing software for Native Instruments soon after. He's had a history producing D'n'B for the likes of Moving Shadow while his work for Planet Mu delved into more esoteric electronica and his current live set includes a pelvis fitted joystick controller. So imagine if you will, the result of all this experience piled into 5 mins of atom smashing pop-electronics sounding like the sonic universe gradually expanding from hiphop to clown-step gabber breaks via turbo-electro and techno with hints of David Bowie, and you're almost there. It's as ridiculous and over wrought as it sounds, but there was obviously a niche in the market waiting for someone to come and do this and Tim has filled those very nicely indeed.