Album review: Luke Abbott – ‘Holkham Drones’ (Border Community) 7

Man and machine create a harmonious musical whole

Nature and technology work in harmony for Norwich’s [a]Luke Abbott[/a], a man whose heart seems to send electro pulses beating through his veins. Just as Kraftwerk recorded paeans to their native Germany’s autobahns, Abbott’s work blooms and flows with all the rolling energy of the Norfolk Broads. Krautrock sheens shift time signatures underneath ping-pong beats cascading and bouncing off of each other – often into abrupt endings that make each track feel like a glimpsed snapshot beamed in from Abbott’s mad treehouse; or perhaps the final breaths of a Game Boy caught in the reeds and burbling under the waters.

Jason Draper

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