Simian Mobile Disco - A Form Of Change EP (Witchita Recordings)

In May, Simian Mobile Disco released their fourth LP, Unpatterns, a collection of long-form techno that picked up where the stripped down, epochal synth sound of 2010’s Delicacies left off. This new A Form Of Change EP collects four tracks from the same recording session as SMD’s Unpatterns that, for one reason or another, didn’t quite fit with the flow of the album order. The EP is loaded with a wide array of subtle nuances from the duo, each song exceeding five minutes in length. Once again the band is heard plowing the furrow of manipulating subtle modifications to machine generated patterns, allowing parts to drift and shift, and new forms to be teased out. Perhaps it’s a foreshadowing into the new, sexier direction they have chosen for their sound. Total dance floor warmers here, and, undeniably, another sterling example of Simian Mobile Disco’s restless creativity, and their yen for refining and redefining the parameters of their own musical landscape with almost laser-like precision. Dig in.

Ewan Pearson - “Unpatterns was such a great album - very nice to have some more of it! ‘A Form of Change’ is the one for me here.”
Danny Howells - “Superb as always … love!”
Will Saul - “What a lush EP. I’ll play this to death.”
Lindstrøm - “Sounds great!”
Ashley Beedle - “A wicked EP with ‘Everyday’ being the fave. Big support.”
Justin Robertson - “Highest caliber technoid lushness from the masters. I’ve been caning ‘Breaking Time.’”
Giom - “Brilliant. I love these.”
Alland Byallo - “‘Everyday’ is quite nice. I’ve liked these guys since they were just Simian. They’re defintely onto something good.”
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) - “‘Breaking Time’ is sick.”
Sleazy McQueen - “This is big.”
Nick Chacona - “Five stars … ‘Unfixed’ is especially a masterpiece.”
Chris Fortier - “‘Everyday’ has been huge for me.”
James Curd (Greenskeepers) - “I love Simian Mobile Disco!”
Jim Stanton (Horse Meat Disco) - “Just lovely, deep, delicious … playing!”
Erik Rug - “I really like ‘Breaking Time’ and ‘Everyday’ … a really great release.”
Cosmo Vitelli - “Great. ‘Unfixed’ is my fave.”
Chrissy Murderbot - “‘Breaking Time’ is huge!”
Tal M. Klein - “Great release. Very tight production, as expected. I’ll be having a lot of fun with this!”
Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space) - “Simian Mobile Disco tracks are always refreshing.”
Joshua Ferguson (Dialogue Inc.) - “In the typically ‘similar but different’ way that SMD manage to push their sound, this is still undeniably work from James x 2. A brilliant follow up to Unpatterns and a solid techno workout from start to finish.”

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