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War Stories For Boys

by T-Polar



Veteran Belfast based producer Gary Spence aka T.Polar has released a wide range of work on a variety of labels over the past decade. From the microhouse stylings of his debut album on Morris Audio, and 12" on Karloff, to the bass heavy rollers on Digital Distortions and Wide Recordings, a series of e.p.s for Nice&Nasty, more experimental fare on Acroplane, and a forthcoming release on London future garage label l2s, Spence has delivered a musical world full of depth, detail, rhythmic invention, and tripped out wonder.

War Stories For Boys kicks off the EP with skittering, raw breaks, and snatches of vocals from a range of unidentifiable sources, before dropping an incessant bass riff reminiscent of the uk bass and neo-electro styles of Rotters Golf Club releases.

Hardline Khan D takes a similar approach only with a funkier, cheekier vibe, making more of vocal hooks, whilst Theme From Hoolohaan rocks a synchopated shuffle, with distant crooning vocals, and subtle bass emissions dropping in to keep things rolling.

Things get taken deep into the ether with the final track, Poindexter(the hunter). Swirling high end synth patterns subside to drop a loping, lowslung groove, augmented by a bassline that points you towards the otherworldly.


released January 12, 2012

Gary Spence


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takeover recordings

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Takeover Recordings was set up in 2000, in Belfast. The 2000-2005 era's vinyl releases as Takeover Records - 2009-2013 we rebranded as Takeover Recordings and released mainly digitally. thatboytim will be releasing a series of Eps and digital versions of the early 12"s in 2020. ... more

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