Review: Enigmatic supergroup Burial, Four Tet and Thom Yorke reunite with a new age splice of their sound first heard in the Ego / Mirror collaboration of 2011. Revealed as a limited 300 copy vinyl release only available from a set of record store clerks somewhere in Soho, London, Her Revolution/His Rope (as if right on time) dramatises the modern day gender role in bringing 2020 and its forlorn soundtrack to an end. Yorke's voice wavers in the distance as ever while crumpled noise floors of Burial seemingly give cushion to the soft percussion and shimmering melody lines of a Four Tet's making. Capture the moment.
Review: Trimming down the first of two collaborations with Thom Yorke on their Monkeytown album, Modeselektor serve up a radio edit for "Shipwreck". The pacey drum break and prolonged pads sit comfortably with Yorke's miniscule falsetto to create a direct and thoroughly enjoyable slice of Modeselektor fun that eschews their tendencies for chunky electro-derived sounds. Up next is "Dull Hull (edit V7)", which takes a similarly melancholic approach but drops the intricate break in favour of clanging industrial hits that get louder over the duration. It's a perfect bedfellow for the esoteric mood of the lead track.