Ed Quark’s first solo release on Ranking Records is long awaited, firstly because of his involvement in the first few killer collaborative releases on the label, and also due to a few breathtaking tunes played out on dub, including the much-requested collab with Ruckspin – “Sunshine”.
Point of Seeing demonstrates Quark’s ability to fuse melancholy harmonies and smart drum patterns with a sensitive approach to space and bass. The glitchy, rolling beat creates a sense of urgency, whilst an awe-inspiring Martin Luther King speech talks of “a day when justice, brotherhood, peace…dwell throughout society.” Back of the neck business.
Patagonia compliments the a-side perfectly: the same sparseness of rhythm that underpins Point of Seeing is taken even further, leaving room for eerie orchestral samples and a mighty low end. A refreshing and innovative 12” that will have both the dubstep and the electronica heads turning their systems up.