Kent-based producer Michael Anthony Wright has been crafting some of the UK’s most absorbing and affecting club music these past few years as Brassica. His 2014 LP for Civil Music, Man Is Deaf, was a poignant journey through the outer reaches of Balearic, new wave, house, and italo – all laced with a delicate tinge of psychedelia. You can get a taste for the smorgasbord of influences that went into the album with this storming Hyp mix he recorded around that time.
Wright has returned this month with a double helping of musical gems. Firstly, he’s gifted us the 6 minute dance floor workout of ‘Get Down’, which is accompanied by a suitably hefty Bicep remix of his acid-inflected number ‘Tears I Can Afford’. He’s also just dropped Nature Isn’t Mute, which comes as a digital deluxe edition of Man Is Deaf with seven added bonus tracks, and includes contributions from Oliver Barrett (who produces as Petrels) and Florida’s Future Sound.
For a reminder of the power of his last full-length, lose yourself in the new visuals for album cut ‘Ballo Dei Morti’, which features a vocoded Italian translation of Slayer’s ‘Dead Skin Mask’. Created by Greenaway & Greenaway (The Pet Shop Boys, Chase & Status), the video transports you to the cockpit for a flight through some primitive retro video game galaxy, with the track’s malfunctioning bleeps and driving bassline complimenting the voyage perfectly.