Cabaret Voltaire co-founder Stephen Mallinder's second solo outing for Dais
further distills his signature fusion of minimal synth, oblique wordplay, and "wonky
disco" into a riveting rhythm suite ripe for our age of escalation: tick tick tick.
Channeling the temporal malaise of lockdown through a lusher palette of modular
electronics and stereo strings, the songs embrace ambiguity and plasticity, loose
systems of percolating circuitry and airless funk. Recorded across a handful of
sessions at MemeTune Studios in Cornwall with frequent collaborator Benge (aka
Ben Edwards), Mallinder cites no guiding aesthetic premise for the collection
beyond "cowbell on every track, and entirely no reverb."