27 Sep

Minotaur Shock – Westonbirt

My little boy wasn’t well today so I stayed at home to work while looking after him. Subsequently, my walk to work was climbing out of bed and walking down stairs. When I got downstairs, my son started playing with his trains and I put some music on – the music I put on was the latest Minotaur Shock album that I have been listening to for a bit.

For those who don’t know, Minotaur Shock is Bristol based musician David Edwards. This is his fifth album and 3rd for the quality Melodic label. I got into his stuff around album 3, in 2005, which was the truly brilliant Maritime. His stuff is electronic genre hopping – drifting from instrumental hip hop, to deep house and glitch. But while there are people doing stuff like this many lack his creativeness and control. Some of his historic stuff is so good that it was tempting to post something up from that but I thought I would stick with the new album as it too is brilliant. It crosses many styles (mentioned before) even moving in to driving funk on Quint. It really is tremendous stuff and it was hard to pick one track, but in the end I have gone for the house of Westonbirt. It’s a beautiful track building from an almost tech house beat and atmospherics to the 1 minute mark where the core melody of the track starts to build from a simple guitar line and from there the track just builds and builds. It really is a beautiful track from a beautiful album. I can’t recommend it or his back catalogue highly enough. You can get the album via the Melodic website here http://www.melodic.co.uk/index.htm?/homepage.php

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