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Kestrel Manoeuvres In The Dark

One of electro’s stealthiest undercover operatives, Datasette (John Davies) has been quietly releasing gobsmacking music since 2003, much to the delight of his fans but largely ignored by the mainstream, despite the odd remix here and there. This EP should increase his profile, though the core values haven’t changed. The (fantastically named) title track is a thumping four-four monster with unsettling synth bass and weird detuned melodies, one of the best things out this month, while ‘To The Scullery!’, though beatless, could provide a vital mix tool, with its emotive, trancelike sequences. Another essential, ‘Stoatle Excelsior’, provides the much needed 808s and freakiness we all crave. Marvellous stuff.