Whorl (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Ora + CD, Album + Ltd). If you're a fan of ambient and techno, this is such a quality album for the price. It's the furthest they've strayed from their debut album, "Attack Decay Sustain Release", so that's likely why it's the least popular among their fans.
Simian Mobile Disco are an English electronic music duo and production team, formed in 2003 by James Ford and Jas Shaw of the band Simian. Musically, they are known for their analogue production. Ford is also known for his production work. Simian Mobile Disco originally formed as a DJ duo, on the side of their early four-piece band Simian.
James Ford and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco have spent the last decade cresting waves and skirting irrelevance to arrive at where they are today. After splintering from rock quartet Simian in 2005, Ford and Shaw turned toward the type of high-energy, melodically palatable electro that came to be known for a mercifully brief spell as blog-house, releasing one of the genre’s most colorful and striking full-lengths in the form of the 2007 debut Attack Decay Sustain Release. SMD's new album Whorl plays like an expected follow-up to the pleasantly forgettable Unpatterns rather than a confirmation of SMD’s still-revered live show.
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The making of Whorl was such a break from Simian Mobile Disco's previous methods that James Ford and Jas Shaw considered releasing the album under a different name. It's not a truly live set but "amalgamations of live recordings," as they word it. During April 2014, they recorded material at Space Cave Studio in London (over the course of a few days), then performed improvised one-offs a week later in a desert north of California's Yucca Valley and at Pappy & Harriet's, a venue in the same state's Pioneertown.
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