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Coming Up For Air

Ilian Tape
Psychedelic, intense, engulfing: all apt descriptions of Glasgow producer Galaxian’s music. Fresh from an Aphex Twin spin of his track ‘You Don’t Matter’ in Manchester, he returns with this five-tracker for futurists Ilian Tape. ‘Coming Up For Air’ is effectively emotional breakcore, and very good indeed, but ‘External Observer’ will have his electro fans salivating, with its echoed snare and soaring strings; it’s surprisingly optimistic in sound. Also of note is ‘Mechanistic Control Fantasies’, a fuzzy, clipped and robotic number that sounds like Boards Of Canada throwing down a lino to get busy.