Simian Mobile Disco
(London, United Kingdom)
November 19, 2010 at 9PM
Their new album, Delicacies, drops November 30!
"Rasping, vomit-inducing basslines rumble beneath steely, discoid effects and bonebreaking drum sequences. The whole thing is a wonderful, chaotic miasma." – DJ Mag
Simian Mobile Disco have spent 2010 creating a series of techno releases on thier new Imprint, Delicacies. Additionally Jas Shaw and James Ford have been accompanying these 12" s by curating their Delicatessen parties around the UK.
SMD are now set to release the complete Delicacies series on one album. You may have already noticed that each title bears the name of a bizarre and exotic delicacy discovered by James and Jas whilst touring around the World. Amalgamating hard edged analogue beat structures as well as some of the more mellow, melodic aspects of techno, Delicacies reiterates the sheer excellent musical eccentricity that Simian Mobile Disco continue to create. The two disc album also features a bonus mixed version recorded live in the studio. Delicacies is a unique offering from one of the most exciting acts in electronic music.
A London, UK production & remix team. Formed from the ashes of Simian in 2005 its members are James Ford and Jas Shaw. In addition to his work with Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford is a producer and has worked for bands such as the Arctic Monkeys, Peaches and Klaxons.
Simian Mobile Disco was originally formed as a traveling DJ duet, playing on the side of their early four-piece band Simian. They ultimately released a number of low profile singles, such as “The Count” on Kitsuné Music, but arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as Muse, Klaxons, The Go! Team, Air and others. In 2006, Kitsuné released SMD’s underground hit “Hustler”, which features a vocal performance from New York singer Char Johnson.
Musically, Simian Mobile Disco is known for heavily stylized tracks —often with minimal instrumentation— that associate themselves with a particular hook (vocal or instrumental —see mix of “Whoo! Alright, Yeah…Uh Huh” by The Rapture), which is repeated throughout the track. There is often a breakdown (occasionally more —see mix of “Magick” by Klaxons) comprising noise, drums and sometimes synths and vocals.
The band’s debut album, Attack Decay Sustain Release was released on 18 June 2007 on Wichita Recordings.
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