Boomkat Product Review:
Glaswegian production team Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle have built up a formidable reputation over the past few years. Not only as jet-setting DJs and studio boffins but as co-founders of the renowned Soma imprint. This latest album finds the duo exploring all manner of electronic production strategies, not always in line with the kind of strict dancefloor fare you might expect. Of course, that's all present and correct, with tracks like 'We're Not Here', 'Staccato Rave' and recent single Azure cooking up a storm of propulsive tech house, but the album has more subtle works on it like the digital driftscape 'Weekday Mourning' or the 12k-like opener 'Subject Invisible' (in places it sounds uncannily like one of the tracks off Taylor Deupree's album Stil.). McMillan and Meikle call in favours from My Robot Friend and Dot Allison, both of whom lend their vocals to the album. Allison's contribution 'We Medicate' is a hushed, sultry affair in which her voice seemingly dissolves into a whirlpool of effects and digital ambience. My Robot Friend's vocal on 'No One Left To Follow' is handled in a similarly abstracted fashion, but with a far more rigid backbeat and a dub-fuelled sense of minimalism.