Ok, every (should!) remember the old classic LFO by LFO, described by Steve Wright as the worst record of all time? Absolute stonker wasn't it! So what have LFO been up to since the days of acid house past? Well inbetween albums, LFO's Mark Bell has been off producing the likes of Bjork on Homogenic. Being a fan of Warp output like Plaid, Autechre and Boards Of Canada plus being a major fan of the electronic soundscape which was the superb Homogenic, I decided to give this a try.
Currently, the big track everyone is talking about is Freak. Harkening back to the old acid house days with gritty old skool drums, robotic voice chanting 'THIS IS GOING TO MAKE YOU FREAK' and one very very large bassline. Cracking. You get some moments on Sheath that take a very nice experimental electronic route as you'd expect with Warp, like the icy chilled opener Blown, the continuous double bass loop of Sleepy Chicken, the ambience of 'Premacy. You also get much harder edged tracks, like the furious aggressive synths of Mum-man, frantic beats and old skool style synths of Mummy, I've Had An Accident..., and the thrashy Snot.
You get alot of styles for you money here, you should know what to expect from a Warp record too. Sometimes watery and soothing, sometimes harsh and aggressive, if you like your Warp Records stuff, you'll find this a worth purchase.