LUKE ABBOTT ‘holkham drones’ (border community)
WHILE Alan Partridge’s stint on Radio Norwich might suggest the area has a penchant for Soft Cell, large personal plates and James Bond, it’s also home to a thriving electronic scene focused via the output of Border Community.
Treading the line between dance music and weirdy-beardy electronica, Luke Abbot’s ‘Holkham Drones’ (out 23rd August) bubbles, hums and, indeed, drones in all the right ways, matching the skewed ambience of Boards Of Canada (check ‘Hello Tazelaar’ or ‘Brazil’) with
the dancefl oor experimentalism of label boss James Holden (as on the warm wonkiness of the album’s title track or ‘Whitebox’).
With an accompanying live show that’s taken him everywhere from Watergate in the heart of Berlin’s techno heartland to Japan, home of everything weird and wonderful, it places Luke in a similar vein to artists like Caribou who can create music that is beautiful, complex and danceable all at the same time.
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