I’ve been wanting to let the new Syclops album bed in a bit and drop physically before writing about it.
A long standing fan of Maurice Fulton, I guess I first got into what he was up to via Jimi Tenor (more on him in another post soon) then big style in the 00’s via his various releases on Transfusion and Tigersushi. His productions were glitchy, twitchy but groovy as hell and his Bubbletease series of podcasts were pretty much became the only way I could ever motivate myself to get my fat arse off the sofa to go for a run.
With the standard no advance heads up back in late April, he dropped his first Syclops release in 5 years, with the double LP landing this past month. Essentially Fulton’s compelling band-driven project and given that it’s arrived at the same time as his ace collabs with the mighty Roisin Murphy, we’re being mega spoilt.
It’s chock-a-block with the signature cascading pianos, chip tune synths and double fat poly’s that we’ve come to love. Time-stretched bouncing ping-pong balls rattle across woozy basement bumpers, underpinned by Mim Suleiman’s drum hits, super-charged like Tony Thompson jacked up on ginseng.
Big love to Running Back for getting this pressed on wax!
Syclops - Pink Eye is out now on Bubbletease HERE, vinyl from HERE