A record constructed entirely of tweaked, and stretched, cut up, and otherwise deconstructed sounds pulled from an artists’ jungle mixtape collection? Yeah, that’s what LEE GAMBLE has created with his recent record, DIVERSIONS 1994-1996 out now on the always impressive PAN label. I do not know jack about jungle (the genre that pretty much morphed into drum and bass) but I am familiar with some of its tropes, and even if I wasn’t this would be an enthralling listen. Dance music removed of its direct pulse and ground down into something more ambient, and mysterious. The track below, “Razor” has a very real sci-fi quality as it creeps along, evoking a bit of the forgotten, and fuzzily recalled mystery set forth in Dan Lopatin’s ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER experiments.
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