This article first appeared in The Fly May 2012.
Their predilection for experiments has ensured Simian Mobile Disco have always stayed fresh. ‘Unpatterns’, their third album, is ostensibly a tribute to old-school house, with opener ‘I Waited For You’ featuring minimalistic, stripped-back vocals and an aIr of moody melancholia.
Though ‘Seraphim’ is still undeniably SMC, its fizzy synths and wobbly thumps would make Hercules & Love Affair proud. This new territory may feel foreign, but re-wiring 80s house with modern-day dub breathes new life into what could have been a dusty dose of nostalgia.
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