Thursday, August 08, 2019

Celebrity Juice

If you've been waiting patiently for an album featuring contributions from Shabazz Palaces, Sal Principato of no-wave/dance-punk legends Liquid Liquid and John Anderson of prog overlords Yes, your sanity should probably be questioned - but your wait is now over. Who else but Battles could have assembled that particular cast, and christened the resulting record Juice B Crypts?

Since their last release in 2014, La Di Da Di, bassist (and art designer) Dave Konopka has left, so, having started out as a quartet, they're now down to a core duo of John Stanier and Ian Williams. The first taster of the new LP, 'Titanium 2 Step', feels simultaneously fresh and familiar, a playful percussive romp.

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