Crisp and brisk are good words to accompany these excellent new productions from Nichols, who follows Cowbells in Space with two new numbers for Lowbit. Vindicate opens and creeps up on you in unexpected ways gradually building a bold, epic tension that bowls you over relentlessly. Dark stabs probe at the edges while punchy percussion engages your body and soul transporting your mind elsewhere. In fact you could say that all the electronic coarseness plays a kind of anti-melody but one which is completely engrossing – music to get lost in. Next, Subtract Fear gets down twisting any safe notions of Disco completely upside down as low-slung bass dances around shuffling claps while accompanied by yet more smouldering, addictive synths.
Release: March 25