Ansome’s ‘Penny and Pound’ EP for Mord.

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Coming in a few weeks is the next instalment from Mord – Bas Mooy’s year old new label.

Mooy is a reliable standard for club techno – playing a leading part in both Audio Assault and ARMS – and, then there’s his proven track record as one of Rotterdam’s finest techno jocks. London’s Ansome is much newer to our radar, first cropping up on Jules Venturini’s fledging imprint SLAM (South London Analogue Material) a few months back.

I lean upon this,
I lean on all of this
and I know
her dress upon my arm
but
they will not
give her back to me.

It’s tough stuff from Ansome on the Penny Pound EP – fitting perfectly with Mord’s output thus far. Things are made a bit raw around the edges by the addition of Paul Birken, drafted in for the EPs only remix – that of its title track. Birken clanks it up nice and proper. There’s a sweetness to Clodgy – a lumbering fat man charm if you will. There’s the proper warehouse cut on Mans Head, indeed the whole EP is heavily slanted in that direction. One of our favourites is the acidic grower Halyard Hitch – it might not be as tough as the vinyl cuts, but it has all the hallmarks of a fine acid roller.


A1. Penny & Pound
A2. Penny & Pound (Paul Birken remix)
B1. Mans Head
B2. Clodgy
C1. Halyard Hitch (digi only)
C2. Kitty (digi only)

Posted Jul 22, 2014