'Beelines For Working Bees' is a 12" that sees four of the most innovative artists in electronic music rethinking and reconfiguring the strands of Lucy's forthcoming album 'Wordplay For Working Bees'. The relationship between the point of origin and the end point is not a prescribed one: the beelines for Tommy Four Seve, James Ruskin, Peter Van Hoesen and Truss return to the hive of Lucy's album taking the most experimental and cross-pollinated paths. SA008 acts as a case in point for techno, melding and fusing genre boundaries to reveal new hybrid sounds.
On A1 Tommy Four Seven takes 'Tof' and teases it ethereal whispers into a strong, steely structure for the plumped up beats to lie upon. From one of Lucy's most complex structures he creates malevolently broken techno. James Ruskin's A2 takes 'Bein' the album's most 4/4 cut and fortifies it, seasoning with snuffing snaps of multi-layered pads. He refuses to be hemmed in by a genre, slipping across borders to create an utterly distinct track. B1 sees 'Lav' taken head-on by Peter Van Hoesen. It's transformed into intelligent prime time material, loaded with iridescence and bristling with dubbed-out sub frequencies. To close, Truss moulds his fearsome bass lines around the obscure and prickly top lines of 'Eon' unleashing an analogue scream.
SA008 presents a utopian vision that's puckering at the seams. The artists chose the tracks they wished to remix and fused their own defined sound identities with the of Stroboscopic Artefacts. In anticipation of Lucy's debut album this is a delicious foretaste of what's to come and a cryptic insights into four of techno's leading minds
Words: Clare Molloy
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The EP is out in all good stores today. More info can be found on Stroboscopic Artefacts, their artists and all the releases on the Stroboscopic Artefacts Website