Mr. Velcro Fastener Otherside

Mr. Velcro Fastener's follow-up to Lucky Bastards Living Up North is an evolution of their electro robotic breakbeat sound. Tidier and spinning a deeper groove than previous Fastener endeavours, Otherside meets robotic tweaks and skittery breakbeat with a futuristic tone. From the speedy electro of "ESL" to the lazy breaks and bleeps of "Reality Bytes," Fastener leaves most of the retro-electro so pervasive on Lucky Bastards... behind. Fusing a sparse techno production onto Fastener's serrated robotic rhythms is definitely a positive turn, resulting in Otherside's clean and mature sound. (Green Galactic)