“Clear Your Mind” LP
02. Enjoy The Moment
04. Forms, Ideas and Chips
05. Lost In This World
06. Clear Your Mind
07. Nothing Makes Any Sense
08. Zakoulki Soznaniya
09. Random Thoughts
10. I Found You
13. Song About My Dog
Release date: 10th May 2010
The debut album from Bop. Expect soothing minimalism, ice-cold subtleties and superb electronic music that’s light years ahead of the game.
‘Ataraxia’, a firm favourite with the likes of D-Bridge, Instra:mental and Doc Scott, greets the listener with crisp 808 beats, blips and bleeps all underpinned by deep sub and warm soothing pads. Flip over the first plate and switch your turntable to 33rpm for two mid-tempo excursions; title track ‘Clear Your Mind’ is a futuristic two-step beauty packed with cheeky organ stabs and rolling bass, and a hit with Christian Martin of Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird Records. Letting the needle run through to the second track on side b, ‘Rovor’ is a sparkling slice of four-to-the-floor minimal techno, complete with innocent keys and vocal samples of Bop himself as a young child epitomising the naive beauty of Bop’s music.
Onto the second vinyl and we return to 45 rpm for two more super-chilled delicacies at 170bpm. The uplifting‘Nothing Makes Any Sense’ features finely filtered dub-reggae upstrokes dissected by gritty bass. Last but not least, the bit-crushed clicks and glitches on the intro of ‘Chaosmos’ are a precursor to the crescendo of epic pads and palette of drum sounds that propels the track forward.
On the CD are all of the above plus added extras with highlights including “Tears Of A Lonely Metaphysician”, “Forms, Ideas & Chips” and the resounding success story “Song About My Dog”.
|“It’s drum and bass Jim, but not as we know it”
High Contrast (in for Rob da Bank – BBC Radio)
|“Enjoy The Moment, Ataraxia, Nothing Makes Any Sense, I Found You, Chaosmos…
the album is superb!”
Doc Scott (31 Records)