Joe Howe


Image of Joe Howe - Debossed
Record Label
Acid Waxa

About this item

Braindance / hyper-pop / PC Music that's mad as a box of frogs but possess that wavy futurism that made Sophie's first utterances so desirable. A killer album from one of Glasgow's unsung heroes - Joe Howe. 

Following on from his previous two KPM-esque library music releases for the label ("Plastic Thought" & "Wyped Out") "Debossed" sees Howe ramping up his sound into more rhythmically expansive weirdo club-music territory, taking in everything from footwork, drum & bass, electro, juke and breakcore. The Japanese jazz inspired melodic phrasing is as present as ever, which is paired with affectionate nods to Dreamcast gaming & skate video soundtracks, making for a very fun, fresh and generous listen.

RIYL: Sophie, PRR! PRR!, DJ Dave Goblin, Luke Vibert, AFX etc. 

'A master of tricksy computer music.' - The Wire

'The return of Glasweigian, Joe Howe: a prolific noise maker who you may have otherwise known as Ben Butler & Mousepad & Germlin. He’s been doing wonderful things for many years and there’s a whole world of Joe Howe if you want to get involved!'. - Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music)


A1: Radio Korea
A2: Wild Juke
A3: Neoprene Chukka (Vibram Upgrade)
A4: Fruit (Hyper)
B1: Dongle
B2: Liquid Polymer
B3: Grip
B4: Debossed (Rebossed)

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