The Beast System - Monorail Exclusive with Bonus Mix CD
Released: 9th December 2016
Monorail Album Of The Month with Exclusive psychedelic mix CD by Grantby.
Many moons after his debut, Bristolian Grantby has resurfaced with an astounding 12" long player. His debut was an instant classic... It was a little mystery to pour over in the moments between wondering about Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works 3, the second Plone album, and what Boards Of Canada were going to do next. Incredibly, almost twenty years later, he’s finally broken cover with a slew of new tracks and a new sound that not only connects to his earlier work but sounds completely contemporary and perfect for these surveillance society times. The Beast System itself sounds like it’s taking a cue from Neu! and is a super intense opener which gives way to cascades of loveliness over subsequent tracks. Great playing, singing, words, and significantly, it feels like a group record, which it is. Over analysis can kill the moment like nothing else so let’s just say this record is essential, gripping, important. It sounds like the best record that Ghost Box haven’t made this year, or put another way, if you’re into Grails or Cavern Of Anti-Matter or Mogwai’s soundtrack work you really need to check it out.