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