Boomkat Product Review:
A collection of rare and hard to find tracks, ‘How Nature Works’ originally surfaced as a hugely limited CDR back in 2004, so it’s nice to see it available for wider release now. The Russian duo have been dormant (or at least very quiet) for some time now, but their moody blend of Autechre’s technical wallop and Richard D. James’s ear for harmony is still just as involving as it was back in the late 1990s. This odds-and-ends roundup is a great cross-section of their work, and while it doesn’t have the distinct narrative of their ‘proper’ albums, it’s still a hugely enjoyable listen for fans and newbies alike. I’m getting nostalgic for the late 90s already, catching a bus to work, Minidisc player in hand, crack smoke in the air – aaaah. Lovely.