Haven't seen anyone at all talking about this on here even though it was totally a landmark release and also completely amazing.
Classic grime crew from back in the day release an album compiling all their best instrumental tunes. It was a weird coincidence that it came out the same week as #KraftwerkTateFiasco as here is another band that makes electronic music which is truly steeped in emotion. For a sound that is (still) really weird and doesn't sound like anything that came before, it is so warm.
I've seen lots of people talk about how nostalgic it makes them. Obviously I wasn't hanging around at grime clubs in 2004 but what strikes me on a personal level is how melancholy it sounds. The music is forceful but also sounds very sad at the same time. It's amazing to think this stuff was made by a bunch of 13 year olds on laptops they'd had for a couple of months.
Also, the front cover is incredible. It is pretty hard to look at this photo without thinking that's what a band should look like in the 21st century http://new.assets.thequietus.com/images/articles/10535/ruff_sqwad_1351684298_crop_550x466.jpg
Here are some of my favourites:
- Relevant artist taggings: