.label Text Records
.quality VBRkbps 44.1hz Joint-Stereo
.size 25,5 MB
Black sleeve, Black centre label, no info - very few copies! That's
pretty much all you need to know about this twelve, read much further
into this review and you stand every chance of missing out on bagging
what is already the most hyped-up and in-demand 12" of the year so far.
But what does it sound like? Well, very good indeed is the quick answer.
'Wolf Cub' actually sounds pretty much exactly as you would imagine a
Four Tet/Burial hook-up to sound, merging Kieran Hebden's refined
Gamelan style sculptures with crushing woodblock percussion that would
sound like an incorrigible Burial ripoff until you remember that, err,
it is Burial! Sick sick tune. Over on the flipside things get a little
stranger, with "Moth" delivering a kind of dour 4/4 variation that
actually sounds like neither artist, making use of squashed club sounds
with an almost claustrophobic feel. Alien, brilliant music unlike
anything else you'll hear this year - hurry or there'll be tears!
Note: not a brilliant pressing and the b side in particular has more
surface noise than usual. I cleaned it up as best I could without
affecting the sound quality.