Double Drop Vol. 2

OTCR 12020LP OTCR 12020LP

On The Corner Records reveal the second instalment of their Double Drop series, pairing together two EPs from two different members of the OtC family, delivering a cosmically twinned, action packed slab of wax. Label boss Pete OtC developed this series to introduce record players around the world to new artists coming through On The Corner's region of the solar system. With vinyl manufacture in pandemic pandemonium and questionable environmental impacts of the efficacy of disco 12"s, it seemed like a prime time to get laying the OtC family's sonic landscapes onto highly collectible long playing EP pairings, with no represses and no compromise on the artwork, each side sporting a 20+ minute audio journey. On the A-side, and hot on the heels of the Dub Protection & The Sportswear Mystics cassette, The Diabolical Liberties present their Birds Of Paradise EP. This EP all but sold-out and follows the dynamite success of the duo's debut long player High Protection & The Sportswear Mystics (OTCR 011LP, 2020) and its follow-up hype cassette of dubbed-out versions (as well as a series of self-released and long sold-out white labels that included collaborations with Nyasha -- a moniker of Nubya Garcia -- and a super limited On The Corner 10" dubplate.) On the flip, having debuted on 2020's sold out triple-LP release Door To The Cosmos LP (OTCR 010LP), Edrix Puzzle are back with a stonking new EP Rise To Eris. With this new offering, Edrix Puzzle's core drums, sax, double bass, and percussion are augmented with spoken word, guitar and synths. Project founder and lead, Nathan "Tugg" Curran (drums, synths) is joined by long time collaborators Oli Savill (percussion) and Martin Slattery (bass clarinet, sax), as well as Tom Mason (double bass) and Josh Barry (spoken word) for this more acoustic, analog expression and surveying of extra-terrestrial forms with sparse synth manipulation and a sweet seasoning of electronic affectations. Exploring themes and energies in the territory of noir instrumental jazz the cinematic energy is unpinned with driving breaks and psych-fusion meanderings into the extra-terrestrial landscapes akin to Mwandishi (1971) era Herbie Hancock. For fans of: Gonjasufi, PiL, Luke Vibert, Andrew Weatherall, Gorillaz, The Heliocentrics, The Herbaliser, Karl Hector, Herbie Hancock.