As his The Host alias prepares to resurface, Barry Lynn returns to his most renowned project for a new single on his own label. There have been smatterings of low key releases over the past few years on Kinnego, as the sound of Boxcutter has gradually drifted towards ever more plush and melodic tones rooted in live instrumentation, band dynamics and laid back funk. It's a shift from the more dubstep-infected fare of old, but the same deft production hand ensures that these tracks shimmer and twirl with all the flair that Lynn made his name on many moons ago. Just look to the dazzling beauty and dexterity of "Sunrise Funk" if you need further proof.
Boxcutter returns to his own Kinnego imprint with two dreamy departures... "Retina Grains" salutes jungle's softest sentiments. Big splashy cymbals and jazz-sprinkled keys, if you can image the results of a collaboration between Squarepusher and Bukem, you wouldn't be far off. "Travel By Dragonfly", meanwhile, is a much slower, strutting affair. The main focus on the majestic web of interwoven harp, string and wooden block elements, but the groove is carried by a solid hip-hop sentiment making it just as ideal for dancefloors as it is headphones.