Mr. 8040, it’s nap time.
We’re still wrapping our heads around Space Dimension Controller‘s super-loopy cosmic opus Welcome To Mikrosector-50, a shamelessly enjoyable audiobook-cum-boogiefunk album set in the (very) distant future. With the record now a couple of months old, the Belfast producer has rifled through his archives, and pulled out a seriously lovely album-length collection of ambient compositions.
Toy Consumer collects material recorded by a teenage SDC between 2008-9, around the same time he emerged with his name-making ‘The Love Quadrant’ single. The emphasis is very much on somnolent ambient drift in the Steve Roach mould, making for a radically different listen to Welcome To Mikrosector-50‘s lunatic narrative schtick. Amusingly, his Soundcloud page promises “tapes and synths and belfast 18 year old problemz”, which adds a welcome note of adolescent agony to proceedings.
Click below to stream the album.