KODE9

Noth­ing ★★★ Hyper­dub

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

As Hyper­dub boss, Steve Good­man has been front and cen­tre when it comes to plot­ting new routes for elec­tronic mu­sic. Some of those map­pings are to be found on Black Sun and

Mem­o­ries of the Fu­ture, his re­leases as Kode9 with the late Stephen “The Spaceape” Gor­don. Good­man no longer has Gor­don’s eerie, edgy lyri­cal tales to lean ON so Noth­ing is a much more min­i­mal, down­beat and stark af­fair as a re­sult. Aus­tere and de­tached, tracks like No­tel and

Noth­ing Lasts For­ever set a haunt­ing and chill­ing mood. The bass dom­i­nates with great ef­fi­ciency, while Good­man works beats with metic­u­lous tim­ing. The sense of un­ease and menace is best demon­strated on Holo, where a slow, sub­tle melody adds charm and warmth to a stab­bing, in­ces­sant min­i­mal techno groove. twit­ter.com/ko­de­nine

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