At one time it was commonplace to wait a long while for a new Anodyne release to surface, but these days Colin Cloughley is hitting a more productive streak. This new album on leading Irish digital label Acroplane Recordings follows swiftly on from the IV LP for Offshoot Records, and it plunges further into crisp, electro-powered electronica with a distinctly dark edge. There are feistier moments such as the uptempo breakbeat roll of "Darkenergy", while the likes of "Crossed Swords" nestle into snaking configurations of glitchy percussion, but the album as a whole hangs together very cohesively indeed.
Bobby Draino already appeared on 1080p alongside Xophie Xweetland with the Chrome Split tape back in 2013, as well as dropping some choice 12"s for 100% Silk and Adelaide Soundworks in his time. Now he fires up a new alias for the illustrious Smoke Tape, which journeys through plush and pleasant house-scapes pitched at balmy evenings on dappled balconies. There is a healthy thread of the kind of boogie infection that makes Andras Fox, Ruf Dug or Moon B such a pleasant proposition, but there is also space for some more rambunctious material in amongst the pleasantries. "Inside" should certainly get some pulses racing, but not at the expense of satisfying melodic content.