Spurred on as ever by their birthplaces in the north of England, ‘Kirklees Arcadia’ sees James Young and Aiden Whalley conjuring clouds of digitally twisted chorals, dubwise textures and melodically limber, drum-heavy compositions that refuse to sit still.
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The tracklist pulls in longtime ally Zomby, as well as Wild Beast’s frontman Hayden Thorpe on a shifting cover of ‘Temporary Secretary’. Add to this a reworking of their classic ‘Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer’ and a tribute to the late, great Mark Bell of LFO and the ley lines of contemporary UK electronic music become readily apparent.
“a collection inspired by our frequent visits to West Yorkshire over the last 12 months in the process of realising the third Darkstar record.”