Amazingly, it's 25 years since George 'E.A.S.E' Evelyn and then production partner Kevin 'Boy Wonder' Harper sat down and recorded "Dextrous", their monstrous, bleep-era classic on Warp. A quarter of a century later, Evelyn is still going strong, though the grooves have mellowed a lot in that time. Here, Warp celebrate the producer's epic career with a much-deserved retrospective. All the familiar favourites are present, from the rush-inducing thrill of early dancefloor smashers "I'm For Real" and "Aftermath", to the sinewy downtempo goodness of the decidedly Balearic "Les Nuits", the blazed hip-hop dub of "195 Llbs" and stoner soul of "70s 80s". This version also includes a number of exclusive remixes, with names like JD Twitch, Special Request, LFO, Morgan Geist and Loco Dice putting their own spin on this classic material.
Peter Strickland's Italian horror themed thriller flick, Berberian Sound Studio, gained huge praise on its theatrical release in the summer of 2012. Broadcast's fine soundtrack, here finally released on regular home Warp, was a huge part of that success. Broadcast has produced some fine music over the years, but little as explicitly cinematic and emotion-rich, or as shot through with near-crippling tension. Blending their child-like electronic melodies with dark moods, vintage synthesiers, chilling effects and traditional horror soundtrack elements (both Hammer and Giallo), Berberian Sound Studio is nothing less than a triumph.