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A New Line (Related) is the latest venture from Lancashirebased Andrew Johnson (Hood/Remote Viewer/Moteer). Andrew was originally the drummer in acclaimed post-rock group Hood (Domino Records), playing on their first four albums before joining fellow Hood alumnus Craig Tattersall (also of The Boats) in Remote Viewer, an electronic project who released records on Domino, 555 and their own imprint, Moteer, and has since worked on the collaborative On Fell project. A New Line (Related) represents his first completely solo work.

Utilising tools from the early days of home produced underground dance music (such as SK5 sampler keyboards and vintage drum machines) Andrew has unearthed a beautiful album of downbeat, lamp-lit techno, industrial grade ambience and sonic experimentation which at times recalls early Warp Records, Gescom and raw, 313 area Beatdown House, as well as the more modern breed of electronic and techno
travellers such as Actress, Mark Fell (Late Period) and even Theo Parrish (The Slow Sound Of Your Life).

Despite (or maybe because of) the antiquated sound sources, these tracks pull and tug at the emotions. Rattling drum machines pick out rhythms while underneath, carefully played warm synths and a mesh of samples slowly emerge, introducing melody and texture into the pieces. All culminating in a spacious, evocative and unhurried work. As well as the more beat-driven tracks, there are moments of intense stillness (People Kissed Underneath Me), Steve Reich-esque, gamelan style hypnotic nodders (Repetition) and probably one of the most beautiful tracks you're likely to hear this year (Great Palaces).

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