It’s been a while since we’ve seen or heard anything from London duo Walls and although Sam Willis’ reliably sublime Winterval record of yesteryear tided us over across those more rimy months we’ve now apparently left for dead, it’s an undiluted joy to here have him back alongside long standing accomplice, Alessio Natalizia. And it seems fitting, therefore, that they should return with a new mix on Ecstatic Records entitled, well, Ecstatic: ‘mixed, re-edited and performed’ live in London last month, the compilation succinctly captures the ethos of their live show – that the fortified Walls of their each and every set are built up there and then, as the pair cement the deformed disco feel of Coracle and their eponymous other together with their profound pooled intelligence in rare and wondrous minimal house. Though most pertinently, Ecstatic features a new track entitled I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – a brutish headache of motorik rhythms and propeller-like undulations, underpinned by schizoid catterwauls and deep pan grooves to leave you bewildered though still longing for more new material to feverishly bash your braincase up against. Brilliant.
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