Dam Mantle - ‘Brothers Fowl’ album stream
‘Brothers Fowl’, the new album from Glasgow’s Dam Mantle, is fucking stellar. released on Gold Panda’s label, NOTOWN Recordings, ‘Fowl’ aligns sample-based trip hop with the minimal techno arc of Mantle’s past releases. the two part “Canterbury” suite gathers lush samples under a broken jazz beat like vintage Bonobo; whereas “Lifting” takes the same ear for crate-digging and latches the samples to a steady house rhythm that refuses to evolve. “Spirit” unfurls like a lost Savoy session, its plucked samples offering a smoky atmosphere to an clusterfuck of found sounds and machine squelches. par for the course, really - ‘Fowl’ offers a fresh outlook on an increasingly, “been-there, done-that”, year in releases. the entire album demands repeat listens, so get your fill above then scoop the wax.