To commemorate a wondrous record that remains as fresh in the mind as Ice Cream-scented vinyl reeks of the overwhelmingly saccharine, our preferred time signature-spurners Battles are to release a limited four-part vinyl series which is to feature the ingredients of said LP mashed and mangled by the best known to men, women, and Devo. Cunningly, the four-legged beast goes by the name of Dross Glop and its first issue, released February 6th, includes a comprehensive rethinking of Wall Street courtesy of ex-Sect man Gui Boratto: the Brazilian lowers the track’s initially incongruous racy pace to a lethargic yet compelling clatter, baleful twangs of guitar ringing out ominously atop brawny throbs of original material. As with the perilous palpitations of a lifelong gorger, each forbidding pulse evokes a sincere sense of fear, the overriding result one of indulgence as if Boratto digested the raw materials in a frenzy only to wind up feeling bloated and nauseous. Consider this a breather, and by God does it resuscitate Gloss Drop’s weakest moment.


The flip-side meanwhile sees Axel Willner (aka The Field) take on the once-frenetic, Kazu Makino-featuring Sweetie & Shag, reconstituting it into a blissed-out and pissed-up number that smoulders over nine glorious minutes, each one a slab in a monumental wall of extraordinary moment. Tinged with quintessentially Scandinavian quiet hopefulness, like a slowly motioned sunrise that gradually dawns and subsequently splinters into myriad specks of luminous spectacular persistent drone meets the sound of finely ground, exquisitely processed kinetics.



Poodle on over to Bleep to subscribe to the 4-part series…