Album Review: Martyn - 'Ghost People'
Music which ensures that blood flows all the way to the head, among other places. More on Martyn
8 / 10
If the Dutch producer’s last album ‘Great Lengths
’ was an exercise in contemplative, spacious dubstep, then ‘Ghost People
’ is instinctual; muscles tensed in observance of the cerebellum’s basest of commands. “Human beings move closer to machines” intones Kode9
’s MC Spaceape on ‘Love And Machines
’ and, boy, does the 4/4 body-as-machine dogma pulse through the steely Detroit techno-flavoured ‘Viper
’ and the 4am hydraulic punch of ‘Horror Vacui
’. Of course, this being Brainfeeder, these impulses are processed through a distinctly 2011 filter (see the futurist 2-step of ‘Twice As
’), ensuring the blood flows all the way to the head, among other places.