Released: Apr 2012
Label: Ninja Tune
Brighton's Slugabed delights in a particularly fluorescent strain of 21st century G-funk, in which neon arpeggios go zippering across the stereo field and hydraulic beats leave the listener dangling in mid-air. "Sex" is a kind of circus electro, complete with sad clowns; "Molecules" feels like burrowing into a game of Dig Dug in 3D. Daedelus' remix of "Sex" is stately and a little hangdog, with a resigned kind of beauty; Groundislava turns the same song into a dewy-eyed tribute to Aphex Twin.