Lee Gamble starts off the slow build of “Nueme” with organic-sounding digital construction: a fuzzed, tapping synth sequence, simultaneously evoking the solemn and sleepy (ahem, ketamine) dub techno of Basic Channel and the sound of a snare drum resonating with ambient volume. The track is a welcome preview of Koch, his forthcoming follow up to 2012’s sublime set of releases Dutch Tvashar Plumes and Diversions 1994-1996, all on PAN. The solvent-like haze of Actress productions comes to mind here, serving to creepingly obscure our view as Gamble turns house music into a detour for deftly executed, considered sonics. We just might be able to catch up with what he’s doing by the time his next album comes around.
September 09, 2014