A Sucker For Symmetry

A new chuggy, synth, disco track from Rich Lane’s Cotton Bud label came out last Friday. A Sucker For Symmetry comes in both vocal and dub versions, with slinky grooves, early 80s style vox and some New Order-esque guitar lines here and there. Get it at Bandcamp. There’s a video too here with plenty of  symmetry, opening with a shot of Salford Quays and then heading out into the world from there with pictures from Rich’s travels on his scooter.

Prequels

I don’t know about prequels- the three Star Wars prequels are the biggest waste of celluloid time I can of. Clones. Tax dispute. Jar Jar Binks. Overactive and unconvincing CGI. Ewan McGregor’s accent. Yawn.

Rich Lane and his Cotton Dubs on the other hand are always worth keeping an eye on. In the middle of August he released a three track ep featuring Prequels and City of Culture. Prequels is a slow motion, chug affair with a robot voice. It is not a million miles from the Code 61 Belgian New Beat track I posted recently. City Of Culture is top quality electronic dub reggae. The current City of Culture is Hull- I don’t know if this is a tribute to Hull or not (Rich is from Wolverhampton which has never been City of Culture). The third track is a dub of the Prequels. You can buy all three for a measly £2.50 from Bandcamp.

Getting There

This came out digitally at the start of May, a very nice chugger from Rich Lane in his Cotton Bud guise, successfully carrying off the trick of being both uplifting and melancholic- lots of echoes of Technique period New Order but updated for now, summer 2015. Speaking of summer, where’s the sunshine? It’s late May and we’ve had nothing approaching early summer weather yet. People living in sunnier and warmer climes, please leave your gloating in the comment box.