One of the most eagerly anticipated drum & bass albums in years, Blocks & Escher break their near-four year silence with three divine slices of ice cold drum magic ahead of the full release later this month. "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" is a lavish, spatial affair with broad atmospheric swipes, lighting break flashes and basslines that plunge you deep down into the deepest blackholes of your mind. "Your Ghost" flips for a much more intense and rigorous rolling affair with clatter-bashing snares and a mood so icy it could freeze tea on the devil's lap while "One Touch" reminds us of Blocks & Escher's softer, emotional side with its smoke-stacked jazz aesthetics and lush brushed beats. This is just the starter course. If you like this, the album will blow you away...
It's time.... After years of speculation and anticipation, Blocks & Escher finally unveil their debut album and you don't even have to ask if it's worth the wait - you just know it is already. 11 tracks that rip up the floor up but work overwhelmingly well as a pure LP, highlights include the subdued jazz pressure of "One Touch", the eerie sweeps and poignant cries of "Witch Hunt", the skittered drum thunder of "Your Ghost" and the vast concord swoops and dives of "Wings", but that's just scratching the surface. What we're dealing with here is album of the year potential. Essential.