Unearth Ninja Tune****
In their serene, adept manner, British electronica duo Grasscut (Bafta- and Emmy-nominated Andrew Phillips and writer/ broadcaster Marcus O’Dair) consolidate the success of their 2010 debut, 1 Inch / ½ Mile, with a new record of quite the most beguiling fusion of ambient music, found sounds and voice samples. Continuing with a pastoral strain that connects into quintessential English electronica/folk/psychedelia (from Robert Wyatt and Lemon Jelly to Nick Drake and Pink Floyd), the pair have created a collection inspired as much by ghosts of the past as hopes for the future. From the beautifully spectral We Fold Ourselves and the elegant Stone Lions to Robert Wyatt-assisted closing track Richardson Road, Unearth is eerie, odd and utterly compulsive.
Download tracks:Cut Grass, We Fold Ourselves, Stone Lions, Richardson Road