OUT NOW: U 'PH54' [PH54] Posted on 12 Dec 15:26
"U's going in a lot of directions here, but each one feels just right" RA
After the deranged chamber-edits of 'Vienna' for Where To Now?, U returns to the well-trodden path between flattery and irreverence in dance music with a special edition 2-track 12" for Phantasy Sound.
'Friendly Ghost' enters with a splay of combat-bongos, a thin synthetic aura draws over the fluctuating rhythms before a strangely negative bassline sets the pace in nu-wave perpetual motion, inevitably spiraling back on itself into a clattering reversal.
On the flip 'Ascension Hymn' rushes headlong into a mechanical shunter, abruptly dragged back by a frail and singular voice reciting an uncertain mantra of self-fulfilment over this blunted hardcore epic spanning 13 minutes.
Pressed to heavyweight vinyl, designed and printed by the artist in an edition of 300ish.
A 'Friendly Ghost'
B 'Ascension Hymn'