Review: Alchemy is the first record that Midland has released on his own imprint in three years, but it was worth the wait. It begins with the title track's live drums and out-there electronic squiggles that move up and down the intensity spectrum. On "Frequency FM", there are similarly rickety drums, shot through with rolling backbeats and mournful sounding electronic melodies that recall early Autechre work. "Play It As It Lays" continues the trend of contemporary producers drawing on hardcore influences, with whooping vocals unravelling over a teased out drum track. Last but not least is "Tortuga", a more atmospheric affair that stays away from the dance floor.