£19.99 – 1xLP, Heavyweight Vinyl with Locked Groove
hen Mildlife’s debut album, Phase, was released in 2018 it didn’t so much explode on to the scene as ooze. Their mellifluous mix of jazz, krautrock and, perhaps more pertinently, demon grooves, was the word of mouth sensation of that year among open-minded DJs and diggers searching for the perfect beat.
Their emergence was backed up by European tours that demonstrated a riotously loose-limbed approach to performance that was every bit as thrilling as Phase’s tantalising promise. What was more impressive was how lightly they wore influences that took in Can, Patrick Adams and Jan Hammer Group, while primarily sounding precisely like Mildlife.
- Rare air 00:06:53
- Vapour 00:04:23
- Downstream 00:06:21
- Citations 00:08:51
- Memory palace 00:06:42
- Automatic 00:08:41