Boomkat Product Review:
Utopian synth-beats and neo-kosmische from Hyetal, recommended if you like BoC, Wagon Christ, etc.
Pretty much from the get-go, David Corney's been an album-oriented producer; barely two years into his career he dropped his debut, Broadcast, on Black Acre. Two years later and he's back with a new full-length, this time for True Panther -the American imprint that's home usually to dreampop product from the likes of Glasser, Teengirl Fantasy, Delorean, Girls, Real Estate and King Krule - and it's a correspondingly accessible, breezily psychedelic work, really nothing like the dubstep-rooted fare with which he first made his name. Hyetal's obsession with technicolour synth-scapes - informed by classic IDM, modern-day cloud rap production, cosmic Germans, video games and 70s/80s soundtracks, among other things - was very much apparent on 'Broadcast', but it manifests more pungently and confidently on Modern Worship.
Whether Corney's powering up an imaginary Autobahn on motorik groovers 'Forefathers' and 'Jam The Network', shooting for the tribal-pop sublime on 'Northwest Passage' or channelling footwork on 'Playing The Game', his priority is lush, analogue - or at least analogue-aping - texture. Vocals come from Gwilym Gold and longtime collaborator Alison Garner (of The Fauns).