Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Daniel Avery has a new record out in October, an intense and affecting techno/ ambient album produced in lockdown. Ahead of it he has just released this, a tribute to his friend and mentor Andrew Weatherall called Lone Swordsman...
Daniel said "I was in my studio the morning I heard about Andrew Weatherall’s passing. The track Lone Swordsman is what formed that day. Andrew was a hero, a friend and someone who regularly reminded us all how it should be done, not to mention the funniest fucker around. Proceeds from this record will be donated to Amnesty International in his memory. Thank you for everything."
It is a moving and heartfelt piece of machine music, long waves of synth and a drumbeat with a rising and falling bleepy melody riding on top. The only drawback is that it is too short- it could happily be double the length.