29-01-13 // by crazy tape
James Ford and Jas Shaw aka Simian Mobile Disco have always had an envious ability to transform their sound while staying firmly at the forefront of contemporary music. Most recent releases include their forward-thinking remixes of John Tejada's "Orbiter" and the critically acclaimed "Unpatterns", described by XLR8R as SMD's “magnum opus” making it to number 2 on XLR8R's end of year album chart. This leads us to "Live", an album recorded whilst on tour last year, during a performance in Philadelphia in one take, with no edits. With a background of feverish techno rhythms and bounce as well as some vintage analogue electronics, "Live" perfectly displays the brilliance of SMD, and is being released on their own Delicacies label on April 15th. Fittingly this is their first record distributed through Kompakt's distribution. In addition, this February Simian Mobile Disco will begin a five-date tour of Europe to warm up for summer festivals worldwide. Be sure to catch them live to witness the "Live" experience, including a curated "Delicatessen" warehouse party in London.