Here’s one we’ve been dying to announce for a while now. Timothy Clerkin returns to Ransom Note Records next month with the Unborn EP, his third release on our label! I guess time really flies when you’re chewing your face off.
Harking back to the halcyon days of hardcore, the title track marks yet another stellar entry in Clerkin’s growing catalogue of precision-tooled acid anthems. ‘Some Kind of Threat’ takes the slow burn approach and emerges as a cyborg techno stomper. ‘Primary Function’ acts as something of a palette cleanser, recalling a dubbed-out Boards of Canada on a particularly warped mushroom trip. Closing things out in style, the restless ‘Akathisia’ alternates between eski synth outbursts and a bouncy fairground beat.
Timothy’s music has brought us many special moments over the past few summers and seems bound to do so again, with his new tracks already getting rinsed by the likes of Optimo, Lena Willikens and Andrew Weatherall.
After cutting his teeth as one half of Eskimo Twins, Timothy launched his solo career in 2014 under the now-retired Heretic moniker. Having also released on labels including Throne of Blood, Hard Fist and Tusk Wax, he’s graduated to running his own Insult To Injury imprint from his new base in the Netherlands. London’s loss is Amsterdam’s gain, but thankfully he’s back on 24th May to launch Unborn with a live set at Corsica Studios, with Manfredas, Bawrut and loads more also on the lineup.
Below you can stream ‘Primary Function’, the first track to be taken from the EP:
1 | Unborn
2 | Primary Function
3 | Some Kind of Threat
4 | Akathisia
Unborn is out May via Ransom Note Records and you can pre-order it here.