Album Review: Simian Mobile Disco, 'Delicacies' (Delicacies)

A shining techno comeback

If last year’s ‘Temporary Pleasure’ LP sounded suspiciously like James Shaw and James Ford phoning in guest-strewn rent-paying attempted chart humpers, ‘Delicacies’ just about ’fesses up to the whole sorry mess. Binning commercial concerns to instead boot us headlong into a dark, dirty techno dive, the duo regain stride, collating eight choice bangers from the nosh-themed 12-inch series they’ve issued over the past year on their own imprint. Whipping up a surplus of creeping, insistent sophistication – climaxing with ping-ponging head-wrecker ‘Aspic’ – you can once again envisage techno overlords such as Sven Väth dropping SMD, rather than daytime radio DJs.

David Westle

Click here to get your copy of Simian Mobile Disco’s ‘Delicacies’ from the Rough Trade shop.
7 / 10

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