Monday, November 14, 2011

Stream: Author - self titled LP

Leeds based Jack Sparrow and Ruckspin join forces on the collaborative Author project with the release of a self titled LP on Pinch's Tectonic Records.  This is perhaps the most organic, definitely the jazziest, post we've hosted on Red Cup, yet the electronic foundation is there in the shuffly dubstep rhythms and dilla-esque compression techniques we've grown to love.  According the Author themselves, the duo shedded their previous monickers to participate in a project free of dancefloor pressures and open to further collaborations - the LP was inspired by Kruder & Dorfmeister, early Mo Wax and Cinematic Orchestra yet intepreted for a dubstep context.  We would add an evident influence from the jazzier side of mid-90s d&b as exemplified by the now classic Moving Shadow compilation Trans Central Connection II. This is not to say that some of the LP tracks are not straight up dark dubstep (see Mothership) or even broken beat (see Fix) but all in all it is really refreshing to hear an album characterized by such free and open thinking...another welcome installment to the genre transcending tendency of a lot of electronic music these days. Listen to big clips from each track below:

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