A multi-award-winning experience of what it’s like to live in constant fear, from rookie Hungarian director László Nemes
Keep It Unreal
With a four-year trail of often brilliantly wayward 12"s behind him, it's taken Manchester's [b]Andy Carthy[/B] ages to release his debut album....
He's no fool, mind. With the emergence of cooler electronica strains from Four Tet, Boards Of Canada et al leaving much of the 'wackier', faux-funky home-listening fare sounding redundant, Scruff has wisely focused on his clubbier inclinations. Racy house of a wonderfully toothsome nature ensues on 'Get A Move On', therefore, while 'Cheeky' befits its name on a journey back to US garage's halcyon age.
In fact, even when he does let the tempo dip, Scruff retains a purpose amid his cut'n'paste experiments. Though you might want to dodge the horrors of the (possibly) Jackanory-sampling 'Shanty', it's worth waiting for a killer collaboration with Roots Manuva ('Jus Jus') and the rare groove finesse of 'So Long'. In all, enough to have you hoping that it's sooner, rather than later, that Scruff gets unspecific again.
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