Album: Luke Solomon

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Luke Solomon is one half of The Freaks, whose electrohouse stomper "The Creeps" was in the Top 10 not long ago. His first solo album has the occasional bassline to match, but it is a far more subtle set of continually mixed minimal tech and beep music. Named after Charles Babbage's mechanical proto-computer and in thrall to the kind of machine music that came out of Detroit in the late Eighties, it also has soul, wistfulness, and sometimes steals the rhythmic jazz screech of 'On the Corner'-era Miles Davis. All that and it has a sense of humour too.

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