Top UK-based electronic imprint Ai Records have released a triple split EP, featuring fresh tracks from Plant43– headliner of our very first night way back in Feb, if you remember- alongside brand new cuts from labelmates The Third Man and Najem Sworb.
Sounding like a snapshot of electro’s past, present and future, the release as a whole epitomises the atmospheric yet propulsive sound which the label is currently becoming famous for. Influenced by the likes of Drexciya, Underground Resistance and Kraftwerk, the artists utilise a diverse palette of skittering techno rhythms, organ-rattling bass and melodic yet subtle synth lines to create a record which immerses the brain as well as moving the body.
No expense has been spared as far as the presentation’s concerned, either: the blue version (pictured, above) sadly sold out in no time, but the black edition is still available to order via Juno, Rough Trade, Norman Records or direct from the Ai shop… for now. Not to worry if you miss out: it’s available digitally via Bleep and Beatport.
Meanwhile, vinyl-haters and Ai novices should check out their recent label sampler CD, featuring tracks from the afore-mentioned Plant43 and fellow RvD alumnus Datassette amongst others from the Ai roster- available now for a mere £6. What are you waiting for?