The Trilogy Tapes, Will Bankhead’s repository of strange and wonderful house/techno, have two promising EPs in the offing.
The first of the two is Drizzling Glass, a new EP from Washington wooze-merchant Max D/Maxmillion Dunbar. 2013 was kind to Dunbar, primarily owing to his trippy, genre-bending House Of Woo LP (subsequently “fist pounded” into new shapes on his free Woo Daps mixtape). He also released his first album as part of double-act Beautiful Swimmers, and continued his stewardship of the reliable Future Times imprint. The new platter promises four new tracks from the producer, some of which sound like the gentlest of his career to date.
The second disc is Night Owl, a new four-track collection from Dave Huismans’ A Made Up Sound project. A Made Up Sound typically provides an outlet for the Dutch producer’s housiest music (with his 2562 work leaning closer to dubstep and breakbeat), although last year’s Afterhours and Ahead singles saw him working with more unlikely rhythmic frameworks.
Tracks from both records – Max D’s fairylight-strewn ‘Pop Song’, and A Made Up Sound’s ornery techno cut ‘Fortress’ – are available to stream below. The former’s 2013 FACT mix is available to clock here; the latter’s 2009 effort, meanwhile, is here.
Max D – Drizzling Glass EP (TTT019)
02. Oshima Flicks
03. Pop Song
04. Calvin & Hobbes
A Made Up Sound – Night Owl (TTT021)
01. Fortress (The Hague, 2005)
02. Caustic Network