For those who are less than familiar, Grain represents the funky, percussive, techno/house influenced club side of Fatcat whose previous sought after 12" releases (12FAT002, 12FAT016, 12FAT017) have rocked clubs throughout the world. His supporters range from Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Steve Bicknell, James Ruskin and Rob Hood, to the likes of Armand Van Helden, Eric Morillo, Deep Dish and Danny Tenaglia.
As usual with Grain there are no track titles. The 12” consists of 5 minimal, percussive, club tracks ranging from the techno influenced analogue house of A1, to the short ethereal sci-fi soundbite of A2; B1 veers even further towards the house end of the spectrum, with B2 delving more into Moodyman territory. B3 closes the 12” with the customary Jerky Boys style prank call.
The ever-surprising and elusive Joe hits us with sounds that I never knew existed. Shout out to Daphni/Caribou/Dan Snaith for playing "Tail Lift" - an out there melodic adventure with whistles, bells, drums, and perfectly placed vocals. One of 2017's best tracks according to Resident Advisor, Mixmag. "MPH" has been reverberating in our consciousness since Joy O played it years ago. Joe is consistent and a master at unique musical bangers. Top level production and wacky in the best way possible. Edward