Various Artists ‘My Favourite Robot’s Sixth Stimulus Package’

Various Artists / My Favourite Robot’s Sixth Stimulus Package


My Favourite Robot / Released July 2011


What does it sound like? 

Inside My Brain from Hi-Fi Dirt talks of a party going on inside the cranium, and comes in from something of a laidback Detroit Grand Pubahs angle, or at least with alien-child vocoder’d vocals… That aside the instrumental’s a pretty warbling house shuffler in the vein of Wiggle. But then there are also another four offerings, all of which boast something a little different to the aforementioned, which is nice.

Anyone looking for an indie-esque frontman, underpinned by dark synth basslines and a spooky, dubbed melody might want to check The Model & My Favourite Robot’s Six Days of Heat, because that’s pretty much what said track sounds like. Oshno is, in contrast to both, a stripped almost live sounding stepper; a gradually building plucked low end and warm, dubby metronomic keys showcasing Andrew Grant & Lomez’s similarities with Nicolas Jaar and the like. In short, it’s a pretty contrasting EP that falls under the nation sized house banner.

Where would I dance to it? 

At home, in a club, at the bar while waiting for a drink…

What highlights can I expect to hear? 

AcidBrain probably nails it, with all due respect to the rest. Opening with a lively bleeped hook it feels as though things are heading into lighter territories, until the echoed chimes and atmospherics step in. Before you know it there’s a pitching 303 invading the mind, that title begins to make sense, and you remember why more people producing dark-ish house again is probably quite a good thing.

Why should I pay for it? 

Show some respect.

Where can I buy it?