Shedbug - Destination Love
Lobster Theremin dig back down unda' to bring another fresh salty Aussie experience to the table with well seasoned young talent Shedbug aka Geordie Elliot-Kerr at the helm for this one.
As co-head of Salt Mines he's been responsible for some of the most exciting new underground electronic bizz coming out of Aus - including Hymns, Rudolph C, Escape Artist and 92 Spacedrum Orchestra.
As Shedbug he makes entrancing house, acid-tinted techno, cosmic electro and heavily stepped UK-influenced jams, with 12" EP's already landing via Of Paradise, Deeptrax, Flux and a cassette album for THRHNDRDSVNTNN.
On Destination Love, Shedbug harnesses the emotive, pad-heavy sound showcased on previous outings whilst mixing in blend of interstellar synths, jagged breaks and crusted-yet-cutting drum work - all mixed down with some serious studio finishing.
The ominously titled '2' opens the EP with three minutes of introspective ambient meditation. Followed closely by house hitter 'For You', a swirling, modulating, brooding wander into secret garden territory. An epic prog-house number that would sit just as well on the more sun-blissed side of the Running Back catalogue.
Journeyman channels grinding saw waves and heaving drones for a stomping step into electro territory. Dry 909's underpinning the curtailed groaning lead lines.
On the flip, title track 'Destination Love' is a hybrid house/electro-pop workout. Vocoded space-pod AI sings a heart-soothing melody of loss whilst the Italo-bassline and 80's Juno lead come soaring out of the wings. An android's composed interpretation of electronic love.
Out of the back of the EP is You Think, a staggered, clattering & seriously wonky exit strategy. Heavy breathing and Perfect Dark percussion collide on this sci-fi retro thriller montage. A proper Hamburg basement weapon.