The Black Mill Tapes volumes 1-4 are now available on one epic triple CD set featuring over 40 tracks of material, now completely remastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy. Lurking in the shadows between deep house, slow techno, Carpenter soundtracks and classic electronica, these sibling albums transcend genres with hallucinatory, shape-shifting effect, trudging from the pastoral whimsy of the first volumes to a darker, less certain point on the horizon. They could just as easily soundtrack a thriller about Balearic drug dealers as a sleazy, modern film noir set in Glasgow or some cosmic sci-fi adventure, spiking stealthy bass grooves with richly visual darkwave motifs and moments of beat-less, flickering neon ambient. Arguably, it's some of the most evocative analog electronica since AFX's SAW II and BoC's 'Music Has The Right To Children', a masterful balance of eldritch melancholia and darkside prurience ranging from supple square wave rollers to hexed ambient vignettes. As anyone who knows this sound will cosign: it's an all too often imitated and hackneyed style, but we can sincerely say - this one really is a little bit special.
In single-sized jewel case. "A selection of 1/4" and cassette tapes sourced and transferred by our Head Technician."