3024-015 Instra:mental & Trevino
INSTRA:MENTAL & TREVINO
A) INSTRA:MENTAL – PYRAMID
B) TREVINO – CHIP(Digital Only)
Release date 29 August (vinyl and digi)
Fresh from the pleasures of introducing Jon Convex to the world, 3024 heads off on a pair of tangents for the next project. The 14th release marks the label’s ﬁrst split 12″ – a result of 2 tracks falling in to their collective lap that were too good to wait for individual releases.
Despite the 2 very different acts involved, the symmetry in both musical background and production methodology makes for a record as coherent as any in the label’s back catalogue, with both artists closely linked to both 3024 and Martyn’s career.
Filling up the ﬁrst side is the ever-evolving four-legged analogue Hoover that is Instra:mental, with a raucous victory lap following on from their widely acclaimed ‘Revolution 653’ album, and the two members’ warmly received solo endeavors as Boddika (aka Alex Green) and Jon Convex (aka Damon Kirkham). Less an example of the icy metallic Instra:mental sound showcased on their debut long player and more a collaboration between the combined talents of their respective monikers, ‘Pyramid’ takes the Decepticon strut of Green’s solo work and grafts it seamlessly to the EBM aesthetic of the initial wave of ‘Convexations,’ to form an undulating monster of sub-low Atari evoking murk and swing.
The ﬂip-side is home to the debut work of the new alias from a DJ/producer who’s integral to 3024′s formation, an artist as at home on the golf course as he has been at raves throughout the last few decades. In contrast to the deliberate pulse of ‘Pyramid’, the man no one knows as Trevino introduces himself to the wider world with ‘Chip.’ An urgently paced update of the cybernetic warehouse sound beloved of Northern England at the turn of the 90′s, ‘Chip’ is instantly evocative of the ﬁnest early Warp releases in both its ﬂoor friendliness and cunning melodic turns.
The increasingly talked about Erosie takes time out from some soon-to-be-revealed new projects, and graces 3024-015 with another sleeve in his resiliently inimitable style.