Premiere: Ryoma Takemasa – Deepn’ (The Backwoods Remix – I-Robots Reconstruction)


Hiding deep in the greener slopes off Fuji, a lone Oberheim rattles and snares in syncopation with the memories of it's time in Eighties Northern England. That was decades back, and stood rooted between the wistful, silent bark was the spectre of Anthony. Still excited at the delirious electronic rhythms that his birthday gift had given the previously maudling quartet, and despite the distance from Hulme to Mount Haku, everytime he saw them falling, even now, he got down on his knees and prayed.

To these ears, a BLT is two wonderful things, and I-Robot's reconstructed remix reveals a wonderful reminiscence with the favoured one here. Retro drumming, whispered sampling, it could easily have been a collectors B-side to a Factory classic. And just after H.'s birthday weekend too. 

Various Artists – I-Robots "The Nippon EP" is released on 7th March 2016 on Opilec Music.