Jun 16, 2016

Listen: Mark Pritchard's Under The Sun and what lurks underneath



I've not mentioned Mark Pritchard or Global Communication or Link or Harmonic 313 or Africa Hitech for ages on this website.

Mark Pritchard is all of those people and I really should mention him more. His influence echoes throughout modern ambient and electronic music like a clanging gong that has been sampled, reversed, elongated, looped and drenched in reverb.

Listen above to the arresting title track from his new album Under The Sun, a mesmerising album which is bound to end up in plenty of end-of-year lists.

And come to know that, as ever with Pritchard, it's not the vocals you're following: it's that bassline lurking underneath, and the rhythms that sit at the edge of the melody. Beautiful.

Further Fats: Suspended puppies: an absolutely genuine review of Warp20 Sheffield - includes Harmonic 313's "wet towel"... (2009)