Boomkat Product Review:
Oh, this is very good: a ghostly new suite of November Versions seeing Talbot Fade (a.k.a. Yamaneko) reworking tracks from his own, much-loved November Is So Alive For Better And For Worse mixtape for Truants, along with edits of work by his peers from the Daybreak Collective; Loon, Rimplton, Boardgame James.
Placing a bobble hat on Local Action’s vintage annum, which already saw star releases by Finn, Deadboy, DJ Q, Dread D and Lil Jabba, this EP swaps the sweatiness of the ‘floor for a crisp cold snap of ambient keys and frozen synths drifting diaphanous, richly textured soundfields.
In the sliding square tones of Tugboat (Talbot Fade’s Pixel Healing Detox) it’s like Wiley’s Eski mixes have leached into the neo-classical consciousness, or vice versa, whilst the exquisite, elegiac title track sounds like something Basinski might cook up at Burial’s smack den, and Weathered Sunrise hits History Always Favours The Winners-levels of stately, loner majesty.
Believe the hype; it’s a beaut.