NASA005: Oak - ‘Escapist/Firebird’ 12”
IDM through and through, this new 12” from Space Cadets reminds me that grey clouds on a Monday morning, a large coffee, a surmountable to-do list, and glitchy downtempo soundtracks can make you feel quite good about life. Oak's new release features soft, tape-worn melodies punctured with pinpoint percussion rolling like a 170bpm stepper (Rockwell comes to mind). “Escapist” rushes where “Firebird” strolls, both documenting a tea break in space but at different points among the journey - anxious at the start, reflective at the end. click “buy all” on the S. Cloud widget and grab yourself a 180g vinyl.