I like multi genre producers the best. There has to be sense in keeping your ears and mind open whilst knowing your roots. Not only does genre hopping and moving with the times keep you fresh and young, listening only to drones or house kick drums your whole life music must send you a bit mad eventually and I for one need to look after my few remaining brain cells.
Luke Vibert has been around electronic music for probably longer than he would care to remember recording under various aliases, leaping over genre fences with a lightness of foot whilst not compromising his art an inch.
Just to show there are no flys on him he kicks off with `Belief File' a perky dubstep number fusing monster bass with classic voice samples and rap vocals before the song descends into early house keys and morphs into an altogether different beast whilst sounding like it's the most natural thing in the world for a song to do just that.
Golden Era hip hop with a twist closely follows before the hip hop template mutates into darker more twisted territory by `De-Pimp Act' it's jazz horns tangling with major effects until by track 4 you are in spaced out acid techno territory and feeling ready for a night on a sweaty dance floor.
As for the rest of the album it's a bit like a musical wrestle mania cage fight as techno, IDM, hip hop, dubstep and mutant breaks come together in a bid to be the last man standing and in the process a strangely compelling audio spectacle is created.
The most beautifully crafted fun ever committed to a piece of plastic! Luke Vibert defies all pigeonholes and just does his thing, brilliantly. Forget pasties, if ever there was a regional icon for Cornwall then here's your idol. Just buy everything he's ever produced! I have, and I'm a much richer and happier person for it. Here ends the sermon. Order it now.
I have nine Luke Vibert albums including Wagon Christ and Plug titles, and this is one of the best. I would recommend this one because it combines the humour of a Wagon Christ album with the uncompromising acid sound of a typical 'Luke Vibert' release
WE HEAR YOU BY LUKE VIBERT IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE RECORDS THAT PUTS YOU IN A HIGHER ORBIT OF SOUNDS. CONCERNING TO HIS ART WE ALL KNOW THAT HE MAGNETIZES WITH EACH AND EVERY RECORD THAT HE PUTS FOR OUR EAR'S DIGEST!DETROIT'S OLD SCHOOL IT'S ONLY A REFERENCE ON SOME OF THE TRACKS INCLUDED HERE.KRAFTWERK ALSO SAYS:PRESENT AS WELL AS THE INFECTIOUS DUB ON THIS AGELESS EXTRA SONIC UNIVERSE. THE UNIVERSE OF LUKE VIBERT. HELENE RAMOS GALAGARZA peruvian journalist/promoter/producer/cyber dj radio producer & host/designer/photographer