Boomkat Product Review:
Dekorder plunge us into Neil Campbell's amazing Astral Social Club headspace with this cracking new LP, marking a welcome return to the label after his stellar Ibiis Rooge album with High Wolf. In case you're not aware of his output, Neil is maybe best known for his work with legendary British drone/DIY psych bands Sunroof! and Vibracathedral Orchestra, but flying solo he's forged a truly remarkable style of psychedelic avant-techno which sounds like nobody else out there. From the outset of 'Generator' we can hear him literally untethering his rock connections as the cyclical guitars of the title track dissolve into more chaotic electronics and soon we're up to our eyeballs in frothing, neon green fractal noise, and loving it. Fully immersed, the all too brief 'Purring' channels in chirruping electronic Dolphins and stray cat calls with looping classical strings, before 'Churl' settles into a loping Techno groove only shades away from that killer Container side on Editions Mego - but it should be noted that Neil's been doing this thing a lot longer! The A-side concludes with a swirling bit of Krautish electronics, really calling to mind moments of Leyland Kirby's 'Intrigue & Stuff' volumes, while the B-side brings us the blinding noise ecstasies of 'Wishaw', pushed by pounding 4/4 pulses at a rate of knots through wormholing, howling Euphoria-noise, before 'Splashdown' chews us up in some kinda molten Industrial arpeggios and 'Breaker' leaves us sprawling, knackered and utterly cleansed, like we've just been through a 16 hour mescaline trip and couldn't feel any better. A strong recommendation!
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