Boomkat Product Review:
From hitherto little-known niches, Music From Memory pluck a reel gem of bright, warm and colourful electro-dub written in St. Louis, Missouri, 1989, yet, for all intents and purposes sounding perfectly out-of-time-and-place.
If we’re playing musical DNA, Workdub could be a close, younger cousin of Eno + Hassell and YMO, or an older, not-often-seen sibling to Max D and Actress, pretty much slotting right between their respective styles as sweetly as you could hope for.
Out of a matrix of programmed drum computers and hand-played percussions, plus MIDI-synched synths and canny recording trickery, Workdub’s debut record reveals lush windows on a wide, crisp and clean spheres, effortlessly, deftly carrying its weight from the quick-stepping but laid-back shuffle of Island Breeze thru the piquant strings and swanging roto-bass of Caravan, and into ancient electro dimensions with The Odyssey and a breathtakingly spacious remodelling of Caravan.
With a responsive rig, a bit of sunshine, and the right crowd, these tunes will melt the best ‘floors.