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Here we have the latest LP from Neil Hale (of Correlations fame). This time we've swapped the slo-mo synths and swimming ambient sections of Hot Pots (or the superb cassette Mayan Gods) for a more neon distillation of Italo disco and 80's electro.
We kick things off with the massive 'Pleasure Mode', as soaringly effective an opener as you could ever hope to hear, it pits the snappy percussion against a grooving filtered bass and a flickering apreggio over the top before rounding things out with a gated saw chord to bring things on to the more elctro-tinged followers, 'A Number Of Games' and 'Heat Map'.
Move things on after the brilliantly widescreen but brief interim pieces, 'Hall Of Mirrors' and 'Robotwerke', and we get to the more soundgtracky section of the LP. 'Model 700' is a brilliantly robotic march, with echoic 808 claps and modulated modem glitch, drawing into what is possibly my favourite track on the LP 'Porsche 928 Ocean Drive', with an unmistakeable outrun stomp and euphoric, soaring lead.
Cybernetic world is a superbly rich and undeniably satisfying trip from one of the masters of today's electronic landscape.
Barry says: Absolutely outstanding work from Hale here for the ever reliable Spun Out, with a thumping Italo groove and array of mindblowing synths taking centre stage. Look at that vinyl too! Beautiful stuff.
1. PLEASURE MODE 04:36
2. A NUMBER OF GAMES 04:45
3. HEAT MAP 04:35
4. FUNCTIONING 03:50
5. HALL OF MIRRORS 01:32
6. ROBOTERWERKE 00:35
7. MODEL 700 04:13
8. PORSCHE 928 OCEAN DRIVE 03:54
9. DROOGED DOPER 07:41
10. GERMAN VERSION 02:40