The first vinyl EP of a two part album by Illum Sphere cements what was hinted at with the INCOMING EP: future soundscapes and a dark listlessness with the fattest bottom line this side of Piccadilly.
The up and coming Manc-based producer has recently secured both a BBC 1Xtra bursary to develop his work and a place on the Red Bull Academy London 2010 with luminaries such as Tokimonsta and Kidkanevil.
Have a listen to previews of LONG LIVE THE PLAN at the FAT CITY RECORDINGS website here.
LONG LIVE THE PLAN is released by FAT CITY RECORDINGS / HOYA HOYA.
Martyn (3024/ Hyperdub): “From Manchester’s seemingly bottomless talent pool, Illum Sphere is def the one to watch for 2010!”
Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1): “Dark drama from Illum Sphere… ‘Psycho’ is his strongest track to date.. no contest!”
Falty DL (Planet Mu/ Ramp): “Illum Sphere throws ninja stars with drunken Wu-Tang accuracy.”
Lorn (Brainfeeder): “I see 4am, blurred damp street lights, and the master Illum with his subtle torch. What can i say…. ‘Long Live The Plan’ is legit as fuck and new surprises greet me with every listen.”
Brackles (Planet Mu/ Apple Pips): “This is so sick, literally cannot stop listening to this.”
Wire Magazine: “Long Live The Plan… transcends influence and obvious method”
1. Long Live The Plan
2. Better Late State
4. Never Lie Twice
5. Chasing The Midnight Moth
6. Shadowman – Illum Sphere
7. Psycho (Samiyam Remix)
THE PLAN IS DEAD: soon