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Album Review: Martyn - 'Ghost People'

Music which ensures that blood flows all the way to the head, among other places.

  • Release Date 10 Oct, 2011
  • Producer Martyn
  • Record Label Brainfeeder
  • Fact Martyn started life in the '90s as a d'n'b producer
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.

Louise Brailey

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