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Chicago Shags/Myriadd

Irrational Excess/Beyond This Life

Crème Jak
TLR's sub label impresses with two new releases. Chicago Shags, aka Danny 'Legowelt' Wolfers and Brian 'Orgue Electronique' Chinetti, have been realising their vision of Chicago house for years, and 'Excess' finds them in a dark mood. The title track features a sampled vocal from a horror B-movie and a buzzing, distorted bassline, while malfunctioning computer noises drive 'Disorderly Orchard'. The Myriadd release is deeper, and the throbbing acid and shimmering synths of 'A Hazy Memory' is one of the most evocative paeans yet to that golden era.
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