Boomkat Product Review:
Usual impressive irish made floor-burner, electro styles for the ever trusty Satamile label. Decal has released an impressive catalogue of music on a whole host of labels including Rotters Golf Club, Planet Mu, Ultramack, Trama Industries, Leaf, Law & Auder, Lo Recordings, D1 Recordings and many others. In 1998, Alan set up his Trama Industries label, primarily to focus Decal’s sound on the electro that had been a feature of the two Ultramack albums and the live shows. Decal garnered a whole new audience and set the scene for releases on RGC, Satamile and Mass Transit. With the dancefloor fully taken care of, Decal returned to the studio to work on what finally became ‘404 Not Found’: sequencers were shunned in favour of tape machines and guitars, percussion and vocals added to the synths and effects. Since the departure of Dennis Mcnulty to pursue work in sound art, Alan has assumed the helm with impressive dedication. The new slimline Decal blew up with the critically acclaimed ‘Brightest Star’ album on Rotters Golf Club, ‘Burn From the Inside’ as the last release through Satamile and the ‘Static Tactics e.p.’ as Decoy on his own D1 Recordings. ‘Release Through Velocity’ album finally drops after a long wait, and will not disappoint adherents to the new wave of new wave electro.