Boomkat Product Review:
For the fourth release on Spectrum Spools, the label he operates in partnership with Editions Mego, John Elliott himself steps up to the plate with his old mucker Sam Goldberg (Radio People). Formed as recently as 2009, the duo have already advanced and honed their sound across two LPs and two cassette releases, so this latest really feels like the culmination of all they’ve learned. Together they conjure gleaming utopian vistas initially too bright and detailed to fully take in: building inexorably to a heart-bursting climax, 'Twin Lanes' is what you'd want playing if you'd saved the planet from total destruction at the hands of alien scum, a gushing liquid rainbow of sheer analogue loveliness (sorry, it's really hard not to sound like a big girl's blouse when confronted with music this beautiful) 'Mist' is closest to the aching Ash Ra stylings of Emeralds, 'P.M' is a diesel-powered techno noir reminiscent of Landcruising-era Carl Craig, and 'Dead Occasion / Ovary Stunts' is perhaps our favourite piece on the LP, a fine, three-movement progression of sustained drones, hectoring drum patterns and skyward-pointing arpeggios layered past the point of insanity. Sublime, brain-frying stuff from two master practitioners of modern synth music.