A little while back we gave you Walls’ I Can’t Give You Anything But Love and here completing the release, we’ve Urals. The London-based duo comprising Sam Willis and Alessio Natalizia have been busying themselves of late with thoroughly rewarding solo endeavours (Willis released the sublime Winterval LP last year, while Natalizia has more recently been masquerading as Not Waving) although it’s when they combine to contrive such invigorating electronica as this that they’re at their most formidable.
When set against the maddening delirium of the flipside, Urals is a more composed and so too contemplative affair, its insistent tick and nuanced flashes of coruscating synthetic allowing for meditative thought as it swells only to swiftly recede like impermeably pixelated frothing sea foam. But as it drifts into and out of focus, if it may undulate into and out of the periphery of earshot, then never does it fade into the background as it maintains a remarkable concentration for a purely instrumental composition spanning a smidgen over nine minutes. Expansive and yet at once introspective, it’s another work of ecstatic refinement from a duo who only appear to be burgeoning as a positively synergic force.
Urals / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love is released on 12″ as a limited run of 300 July 29th via the duo’s very own Ecstatic imprint.