October 7, 2013
South London Ordnance continues to make positive, headstrong moves in 2013 launching his own label, Aery Metals. Having released a collection of well received 12″s via reputed underground electronic music imprints, including Well Rounded, Audio Culture & Hotflush, the artist takes full control of his output – managing art direction and introducing collaborative projects.
The inaugural release He Do The Police In Different Voices features three originals, alongside collaborations with vocalist Brolin (Double Denim Records) and chic Finnish outsiders Femme En Fourrure (Convex Industries). Remixes come courtesy of Chris Carter – of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey fame; Nik Void of Factory Floor, and JD Twitch – one half of Glaswegian duo, Optimo.
It’s a varied package, that sees the artist moving beyond the dance music cul de sac – feeling out different textures and tempo’s. Black Acre’s beautifully unhinged vocal and crushed iron perks suggest another side to the young producer, and Obsidian shows a willingness to drop classic bassline hits in favour of powerful, brooding synth lines, lush pads and ethereal vox.
Chris Carter remixes Black Acre, stripping out the vocals and drawing the original deep down through sub aquatic murk, whilst Nik Void reinterprets digital exclusive Modular Splash as a beautiful, twisted experiment in Noise. Also reworking Modular Splash – JD Twitch adopts his classic Techno Funk style, enlisting the help of Glasgow’s Daniel Wallis who provides unsettling, stuttered vocals that find themselves spliced amongst the fuzz and sparkle of the original.
South London Ordnance chose to work with Caitlin Duennebier for the cover art, which features her image The Devil and Mrs Duennebier. He suggests the lack of explanation the image offers, and the sense of unease it communicates tie in with the principal themes of the EP.
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