Album of the month
Homemade Weapons 'Negative Space' (Samurai Music)
Seattle’s Andre Delgado can respectfully claim to be a key player in drum ‘n’ bass’s half-time production gold-rush. His precise experimentation in moody minimalism over the past three years – which has promoted classic jungle break edits rat-tatting and evaporating above cavernous, textured, 85/170bpm half-time kicks – now finds its apex in ‘Negative Space’, a debut LP stuffed to the gills with masterful percussive workouts, yawning chasms of space and hand-stitched industrial soundscapes. These 12 tracks exhume the bones of helter-skelter 90s breakbeats and layers them into ceaselessly inventive technoid adventures, all finished with a sumptuous grainy aesthetic to rival anything we’ve heard from those at the sharpest edges of 170bpm bass science. Your adventure starts here.
Four Tet has cleared his Nelly Furtado edit
The massive tune will be released under Four Tet's KH moniker
The cultural legacy of Karl Lagerfeld
"Music gives color to the air of the moment"