It would be fair to call Rob McAndrews an introvert. Going under the name Airhead, the London-based multi-instrumentalist remains mostly outside the spotlight as a live guitarist and collaborator (with the occasional songwriting credit) for his childhood pal James Blake. Last year, he put out his debut solo album For Years on R&S Records, an LP that meandered its way through guitar loops and Karen O samples to create an experimental, ambient dreamspace - but his brand new EP on Blake's label 1800-Dinosaur looks firmly out at the dancefloor, bouncing hyperactively from genre to genre. Where the title track coils tightly around a soul sample for a perfectly executed, dusty house tune, "Shirin" and "Shekure" take things into more elastic, clean-cut territory, before the comedown hits with the cinematic scope of "Hundred Years." As a breathlessly shape-shifting release it's many things, but introverted isn't one.
Stream a Shape-Shifting New EP from James Blake Collaborator Airhead
The London-based producer shares a floor-focused new EP via 1800-Dinosaur.
July 27, 2014