For the first album on brokntoys, Rory McPike (Rings Around Saturn, Bleekman, 2200, Pickleman) puts the hammer down with a double pack of abstract and dancefloor excursions. Oozing style, the Melbourne producer showcases a singular talent over 11 tracks, bridging frazzled new wave & pulsating techno via claustrophobic electronics. Equally at home dragging bodies on to the floor (classy IDM-nodder ‘Automatic Memory’) as keeping them throbbing till sunrise (early-morning highlight ‘Pulp Tech’), BT30 deftly connects the varied threads laid out by McPike over his previous EPs for Forbidden Planet, Unthank & Analogue Attic. Crucially never feeling strained during its steps through styles, there’s plenty here for the DJs and herbally-minded home-listening enthusiasts alike. One to sink into… 300 copies.
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