Art by Andrea Amaducci
Includes immediate download of 3-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
Immediate download of 3-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
You might be family with Margot, the duo of Giaga Robot and Pepe behind Hell Yeah’s new EP: their single ‘Liuff Settanta’ became something of an underground quirky hit, getting picked up by Sven Vath for his Sound of the 13th Season compilation, whilst James Holden is a keen fan, not only playing much of Margot’s music, but so too are they a key part of the Border Community family.
The pair are live specialists too, and have played all over Europe recently as well as turning in a brace of remixes for Daniel Snaith’s might Daphni moniker. True to form, they continue to confound expectation on this latest 12”, serving up three epically rich tracks that combine analogue workouts with dub techno rhythms and coming backed with a Prins Thomas remix.
First track Fank1 bubbles and boils on a huge, almost edgeless kick drum as a grubby guitar riff curls its way through the middle of the track. From there an eco system of fried synths decorate the backdrop as the soft, pillow-y bed of dub continues to ebb and flow below.
Alt is hooked around an uneasy pattern of chords. It’s backed by tasteful, sporadic African chants and drums so lively they could only have been played live. It’s a slow burner, but eventually consumes your being in a way that anyone from Âme to Ricardo Villalobos might champion.
The remix comes from Norwegian disco heavyweight Prins Thomas. At ten minutes long it’s the very definition of an epic journey. Jangling synth lines dance around the loose drums, distant swirls of cosmic air add a huge sense of scale and all the while you’re just left listening in wonderment to the unfolding tale around you.
There are so many layers to Margot’s music, yet it never sounds cluttered or over complicated, it simply soothes and amazes in equal measure. On this evidence, Margot are heading on to big things in the not too distant future.
released 22 April 2013
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