This is one album that’s been bumpin’ in my car recently, plan on bringing this vibe into my DJ sets more. Delicacies show Simian Mobile Disco with a death grip on creepy, unapologetic techno with a strangely inviting quality.
Ever since “Hustler” and “I Believe”, from their 2007 album Attack Decay Sustain Release made their way into my ears, I’ve been hooked. The duo made up of James Ford and Jas Shaw have been creating music as SMD from 2005 on. Now 4 albums in, they have contributed a hefty amount of high quality electronic music. Jumping to the present, I’ve nabbed this fresh Simian Mobile Disco interview with 7 Digital (an online music store I highly recommend). Jas Shaw discuss the Unpatterns lp, the most recently released A Form Of Change EP and life on the road.
Apart from SMD, James Ford has worked as a producer with Florence and the Machine, Peaches, Arctic Monkeys and Klaxons (Myths of the Near Future lp). One project that I absolutely adore is SMD’s production of the 2011 Beth Ditto EP, which really deserves it’s own post that I’ll write soon.
– Jimi Jaxon