Clips of Midland’s new EP, the second release on his Graded imprint, have surfaced on to Soundcloud.
Following on from the gritty stylings of his first release on Graded, ‘Archive01/Realtime’ is the triple salvo of ‘Drumtalk/Diving Bell/Diving Bell ( Drumdub )’. ‘Drumtalk’ rides a woozy bassline purring with distortion and percussion that careers in and out of focus in ramshackle fashion. The presence of garbled vocal sounds only add to the overall disorientating ambience. ‘Diving Bell’ meanwhile, features a gently throbbing rhythm section mixed in with washes of pads to create a pleasingly warm effect. The drum dub of ‘Diving Bell’ raises the energy by ( unsurprisingly ) bringing the percussion to the fore. The most floor ready of the three, it rounds off what already sounds like a solid package from Midland. Out 25th November, you can pre-order it here.