VIBERT, LUKE - RIDMIK (2x12")


"Hypercolour swiftly follow up the latest long player from Kris Wadsworth with another full artist album, and in keeping with the label's eclectic tastes and vision, turn to one of the electronic scenes unsung heroes. From the album opener 'Ridmik', Vibert sets out his stall; a playground of analogue machines come alive, the acid motif of the 303 providing a common thread throughout the eleven tracks. Vibert injects plenty of funk , on 'Acid Jacker' for example where the bass skips over the 808 patterns whilst melodic synth lines weave their wondrous magic. 'Acage' marries soulful vocal scats and jazzy chords, all the while the 303 bubbling away, it's the sort of acid you'd hear accompanying a Charlie Brown remake... 'Ridmik' could be classed as acid house, but it's not really from the same source as the classic Chicago / Trax records of the late 80s, Vibert plays with tempos across the album, and for the most part, it's a clean and soft sound as opposed to the dark and raw productions of the Chi-town cousins. If anything, the productions values lend itself more to the smooth sounds emitting from funk and RnB's use of the classic analogue machines, but really 'Ridmik' is wildly out there on it's own, with Vibert's freestyle imagination very much taking centre stage with the music." (label info) also available on CD
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2014| HYPERCOLOUR | 20.90


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