As Raime, Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead explore the darker nooks and shadier crannies of homegrown dance and post-punk.
Raime share a methodology with, say, Roly Porter: their eldritch music owes a debt to jungle and techno, but, in scope and intent, more readily resembles industrial, goth and contemporary classical. Following on from a glut of carefully wrought EPs and 12″s, the pair will release debut LP Quarter Over A Living Line on Blackest Ever Black [full disclosure: a label independently operated by FACT staff member Kiran Sande] in November.
Following on from the potent ‘Soil And Colts’, the pair have now revealed a second track from the disc. If Raime’s work sometimes nods towards dancefloor musics, ‘Your Cast Will Tire’ effaces any traces of the club. Over a jittery guitar motif, Raime unleash a cluster of found sound and treated effects : vaults opening, saws humming, the lowing of electricity lines. It’s dense, rich stuff, and fans of Ben Frost’s malevolent slow-build will find plenty to get on board with.
Quarter Over A Living Line drops on November 19.