Style Dubstep, Deep Dubstep
Quality 320 kbps MP3 | WAV:Lossless
Imprint Machine Records
We're delighted to release a new album from Anatomist aka Neil Sweet who has been writing and performing his own brand of distorted break-dub and sprained melodies since the late 90s. Black Smoke Curls is Neil's third full-length album on Machine. Mile-wide bass lines, brittle percussion and drunken beats combine with found sounds and multi-layered distortion to disorienting effect.
Anatomist has been busting bass bins live around South Wales and Cornwall since the earliest incarnation of Machine Records’ Terminal nights. Live highlights include supporting Schneider TM at The Point in Cardiff, Client at Clwb Ifor Bach, and Compass Point Festival.
Anatomist has received airplay on The Selector, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio One, Dandelion Radio, Another Fine Mess, and more. His last singles, 'Come Closer' and 'Aqualung', featured on BBC Introducing Wales, Sound Waves on Radio Free Matlock, Dandelion Radio, and The Other Window. Previous release "Another Country" in 2016 won airplay in Wales and on BBC Introducing Cornwall.tracklist
1. Anatomist — Mob Mentality 7:25
2. Anatomist — Drifting 5:20
3. Anatomist — Master Stroke 4:32
4. Anatomist — Acqualung 6:18
5. Anatomist — Come Closer 4:34
6. Anatomist — Black Smoke Curls 5:20
7. Anatomist — Chastised 5:45
8. Anatomist — Stumbling Block 4:56
9. Anatomist — You're All Punks 4:50
10. Anatomist — Surge 5:25
11. Anatomist — Dark Light Regression 4:52
An electronic album that incorporates brazen bass lines, quaking Dub and proper melody. Aah... an electronic album that rubs my melodic G-spot, feeds my insatiable hunger for tasty Bass rhythms, scratches that persistent Breaks itch that's always so difficult to reach and answers my ever-increasing Dub cravings. In addition to that, it balances melody and tension with poise. There's even a sexy whiff of Jazz in there too. Yeah, sounds like a hodgepodge but it's far from that; it's all so tastefully done. It also advocates the idea that genre cross-pollination should be a precondition for any decent electronic release these days. Mash-ups are the way forward didn't you know?
Anatomist is UK producer Neil Sweet and he's been making his beautiful brouhaha for more than twenty years. Black Smoke Curls is his third full-lengther (all on Machine Records) and consolidates his myriad interests in Dub, Breaks, Dubstep and IDM. And when I say consolidate, I mean he literally employs all the specific genre-traits he's worked with, often in a single track. Take You_re All Punks for instance, a stealthy, gut-busting bass line underpinning spacious, Dubby synth noises and a spooky IDM topline melody with vocal snippets from a detuned radio, all come together like a glorious update to The Black Dog circa Spanners. Opener Mob Mentality ripples in with ghosts of Dubstep that transmogrify into teasing Dub before seducing with a rumbling bassline and slowmo head-nod. My fav is Aqualung, heavy on the Dub and plenty of Bass pressure; top-notch Dub Techno by any other name - the insane riff that first strikes around 3:30 demonstrates Sweet's talent for an earworm!