Lee Gamble is a UK-based artist and electronic music producer with roots in the original jungle-techno and extreme computer music fields. In 2012 he released a couple of highly acclaimed records via PAN, ‘Dutch Tvashar Plumes’ and ‘Diversions 1994-1996′, that refracted dancefloor and home-listening dimensions into trippy new head-spaces which touched a raw nerve with ravers young and old(er). He’s since expanded those records into live audio-visual performance with fellow CYRK collective founder Dave Gaskarth and continues monthly broad- casts of his NTS radio show.
The ‘Kuang’ EP heralds the release of Gamble’s keenly awaited 2nd LP ‘KOCH’ (due September ’14) with three tracks of dissociative ambient/techno. ‘Kali Wave’ opens with a bittersweet breakbeat roller sounding something like early AGCG playing in a hall of mirrors, whereas ‘Mimas Skank’ diffuses oily acid and dry dub techno inna dancefloor wormhole, and the detached ambient drift of ‘Girl Drop’ rends a gasp of post-rave bliss into twelve minutes of spectral sublime or precipitous dread, depending on your perspective.
The 12” is mastered and cut at D&M, with artwork by Bill Kouligas & Kathryn Politis.
It all starts here: this is something essential. It flows and moves cohesively while retaining individuality of moods and symphonic rhythm. PAN delivers, but what is delivered is less clear. A threshold, maybe, to a wider awareness of our epoch and humanity's current stage. Or maybe a testament to inscribe the remnants of human spirit, like brief chunks of messy information. Stéfan Németh