GLASS NINJA TUNE, OUT NOW Celebrity support pays off for Manchester post-dubstepper.
An endorsement from Thom Yorke would offer a welcome career boost for any underground techno producer, though DJ Ryan Hunn was already on the up when his abstract reworking of Radiohead’s Codex appeared in 2011. Since then his sound has evolved from the glitchy Brainfeeder scrawl of his debut album, Ghosts Of Then And Now, to the post-dub-step soundscaping on show here. It’s still not exactly crossover material – the icy synths of Red Glass and Oracle’s ambient electronica are likely to play more to the underground techno scene than stadium rock crowds. But the twitchy, Four Tet-like epic Thousand Yard Stare would slot perfectly into one of Yorke’s afterhours DJ sets. RUPERT HOWE
Listen To: Red Glass | Oracle | Thousand Yard Stare