Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Curfew EP - John Osborn & Tallmen785 (TANSTAAFL Planets)

Title: The Curfew EP
Artist: John Osborn & Tallmen785
Label: TANSTAAFL Planets
Cat Number: TANSPLAN010
Genre: Techno

A1: Curfew
B1: Mono Core
B2: Growl

The solemn, flat but voluminous ‘Curfew’ reminds me of Joey Anderson, or maybe of his sets? I’ve heard him play this, or so many similar sinister things that I’ve come to identify this sonic footprint with him. Having said that, it’s John Osborn & Tallmen785 behind this symphonic, future cathedral composition, which is redolent with the spirit of a crazed Captain Nemo. ‘Mono Core’ is a deep, aquatic journey, the type that makes you glad to be alive when played in the graveyard sunrise shift (I can see myself coming up over the hillside to this one). ‘Growl’ takes the menace of ‘Curfew’ and the linear approach of ‘Mono Core’ and fuses them into a driving, techy wake up call. All in all, very nice indeed. Shout out to the David Icke label art too.

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