Almost eclipsed in recent years by Andrew Weatherall’s Primal Scream production and DJ-everywhere policy, plus Keith Tenniswood turning into IDM funker Radioactive Man, it’s time for their Two Lone Swordsmen to subtly invade clubs again.
The tremendous tinny techno of last album proper, ‘Tiny Reminders’, remains, but now merely as foundation for Weatherall’s vaguely terrifying voice – a little like Ian Curtis might sound in 2004 (i.e. dead and decaying) – and live instrumentation from Tenniswood.
Unsurprisingly, also still present is a feeling that peers’ preoccupation with creating never-before constructed rhythms blinds them to a TLS master-class in how to fill a dancefloor. It’s a beguiling taster of forthcoming LP, ‘From The Double Gone Chapel’, and no mistake.
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