After bonding over “a shared love of Detroit machine rhythms and sleek electronic grooves,” Appleblim and Second Storey have unveiled a new collaborative project called ALSO.
The pair have been hard at work on pushing their creative boundaries to the limit, never content to take the easy route - as Laurie explains “if that means broken rhythms, and untraditional melodies then so be it. There’s so many people making sonically ‘correct’ or refined 4x4 music, we just wanted to explore everything other than that, whilst still keeping the dance floor moving.”
The Bristol-based pair have been close musical allies for some time now, releasing an EP on Aus Music as Appleblim & Al Tourettes, as well as remixes for Glasstable, Ostgut Ton and Phonica. Their new project debuted on R&S Records in November 2014, with three-tracker EP01 further exploring their shared love for fractured rhythms, heavy sub-bass and irregular melodies. Wasting no time, this was followed by February’s EP02 and EP03. The duo have decided to collate all three releases as a full-length album, bulked up by brand new track ‘Blyford Bass’. The ALSO LP is due for release on 6th April, 2015.
These heavy studio / live loose jams sessions have borne truly verdant musical fruit inspired as much by classic R&S alumni from Aphex Twin to Blawan and the Detroit axis of Carl Craig and Juan Atkins.
ALSO is pan genre, pan generational, emotive electronic music at its best. Truly something special and a fine addition to R&S rich heritage of forward thinking dancefloor sonic artistry.