Tar File Junction

With a fancy fleet of foot rarely seen in the is scene, Yellotone's long-awaited debut LP merges a thousand skittish sounds into one stunningly melodic electro-acoustic whole. WIth the weeping melancholy of Tarentel, the playful funk-filled Zest of Mr Scruff and the exquiste spit and polish of German electronica alchemist Arovane, "Tar File Junction" has a purely instrumental heart that reverberates way beyond the usual way with words. And when he cuts loose across trakcs such as the aching Berbard Sumner-less New Order-ish When We Danced, several thousand Laptoppers should really sucking on their CPUs in shame. For Yellotone's endless summery sensations puts so many contemporaries firmly in the shade,

By Ian Fletcher