I’ve been cultivating a love of Clubroot‘s debut self-titled album this week, and dealing with my own response to the inevitable Burial comparisons. Ultimately, I feel sorry for Clubroot, but I tend to agree with them. And that said, I fear that every other review or mention is now destined to mention the ‘B’ word, and here I stand with a can of my own gasoline, adding fuel to the pyre.
Thankfully, Clubroot is no mere copyist. He may well be following the growing list of exiles that have now fully emerged from the dubstep cocoon, but he opts for a parallel route that seemingly taps into a concurrent junglist (rather than garage) vein. Whilst Burial arguably heads for the narcotics, Clubroot has a tentative hand on the amphetamines – not yet swallowing the contents, but hovering with an overstretched palm, threatening to let go at any moment.
This recent 20-minute mix from Radio 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs show gives you a crystal clear indication of what to expect from the album, available on Lodubs via Boomkat.
Clubroot – Mary Anne Hobbs Mix | rapidshare
Clubroot – ‘Orbiting’ (Dubplate)
Clubroot – ‘Lucid Dream’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Nexus’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Talisman’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Sempiternal’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Embryo’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Birth Interlude’ (Lodubs)
Clubroot – ‘Toe to Toe’ (Dubplate)
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