Boomkat Product Review:
Black Lodge leaves his mark on Arcola with a vintage batch originally intended for release on Mo Wax (hence the titular cat#), which sadly folded before they got a chance to release them.
Convulsing into action for the 2nd time in as many weeks following the Disciples’ issue of his ‘Bitter Blood’ LP, Dan Dwayre a.k.a. Black Lodge makes up for nearly a decade of public silence since his trio of tapes with Will Bankhead’s TTT, which itself was preceded by nearly a decade of self-imposed silence following his memorably daft ‘Horse With No Name’ 12” for Mo Wax, which this reviewer blindly picked out of the Vinyl Ex buckets in 2001 and used to regularly plague parties with its hilarious ‘scratch’ samples of Borstal boys, and such.
‘MWR157’ was produced during that same cusp-o-millennium period but sadly never made it any further than the folds of Black Lodge’s heavy red velvet curtains, ’til now. And that was a shame, as with hindsight we can hear that Dan’s tracks may well be hailed as a sort of weirdo cult classic, especially in the madder touches such as ‘Monte’, which clearly recalls Push Button Objects or Gescom beats, and likewise the jiggy bumps of ‘Mo Wax 5’ on a natty Timbaland flex, and the skronky disco budges of ‘Hotline’ and ‘Microphone Demo01’.