Fresh from reviewing the Binkcrsh compilation on which Simple Vehicle featured, I was curious to give this album a listen. The austere packaging is a strong visual clue to the kind of music contained within, and whilst I love this kind of abstract electronica, it may not be for the casual listener.

Abstract samples and heat-haze drones create the mirage of music but when the ear tries to latch on to anything solid, it drifts away to be replaced by something else.

Autechre are clearly an influence on Simple Vehicle’s sound (with song titles such as “Tiltuu” and “Lterde 2.3”) and anyone who likes them will appreciate the level of thought that has gone into this release.

Kim Monaghan

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Ken Eakins is a filmmaker and weird stuff enthusiast from the South of England.

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