Drone Logic - 10th Anniversary Edition

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10th anniversary reissue of this 12-track album, which was written and produced in 2013 and mixed with Erol Alkan at "The Phantasy Sound," the label's own studio in London. A difficult trick to master but like Carl Craig's More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art, Plastikman's Consumed or more recently the work of Four Tet, the album works as a cohesive whole rather than a disparate collection of tracks. Innovative and forward thinking, Drone Logic manages to draw influences from beyond the dancefloor via My Bloody Valentine, NEU! and Chris Carter while still having the techno pulse to scale the walls of any club. The wide array of plaudits and early adopters of Daniel Avery's music is proof of this, ranging from acid house legends like The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall, and Richie Hawtin to the best of the new breed in Maya Jane Coles, James Holden, and Factory Floor. Firmly established as one of the UK's most exciting new DJ/producers having cut his teeth in Weatherall's Shoreditch studio bunker, Drone Logic follows up Avery's universally acclaimed mix CD for London clubbing institution Fabric where he remains a resident, recent remixes for Primal Scream, The Horrors, and Django Django. On Drone Logic there are no set piece vocals; when voices emerge on tracks, they are invariably disembodied, odd. And as distortion whips across techno-based backing tracks, it splices modern club music with the kind of sounds that forward thinking guitar bands might conjure up. The result is wholly compelling, gloriously transcendent and, yes, trippy.