Boomkat Product Review:
*Includes a Floating Points remix* Latest signings to Matthew Herbert's Accidental Records are four London-based musicians - Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve - with a worldly heritage spanning Hungary, Chile, Ethiopia and Germany, who've performed individually with Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones, and Nitin Sawhney, among many others. Matthew Herbert also produces the brooding 'Litmus Test', a striking display of their collective prowess marrying brooding, almost gothic atmospheres with stirring, pop-wise vocal harmonies, sullen guitars worthy of The xx and some excellent electronic treatments. Seb Rochford steps in for the first remix, paring the production down to a whisper before roaring in dynamic, near concrète-styled intrusions and a neck snapping beat blur fused with a warped Jehst rap. Flipside, Floating Points offers one of his most ambitious productions to date, working in tandem with Hejira to turn 'Litmus Test' into 'Floating Test', a widescreen cinematic piece practically coming off like a David Axelrod production.