Stumbleine -‘Spiderwebbed’ (Monotreme)
This is the debut album from Bristol producer Stumbleine, who also records as one third of dubsteppers Swarms. There’s a glorious mixture of dubstep, hypnagogic pop and chillout here – the RIYL of the Cocteau Twins, Burial and Neon Indian is pretty accurate.
Having been enjoying this album since it arrived, I’ve been pretty impressed by the different strands I hear within. Sure, it’s chillout -yet there’s also hints of shoegazing, a melancholia that’s worthy of the cream of the scottish indie scene…and yet it is also a very warm album, making succumbing to its charms pretty easy.
Amongst the tracks to do the rounds from this album ahead of release are the rather fine cover of Mazzy Star’s ‘Fade Into You’ (which is a fine reworking of the original) and the single ‘The Beat My Heart Skips.’ A perfect soundtrack to these sad autumn evenings…
Spiderwebbed is released on Monotreme on November 19.
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