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Maximo Park – Our Velocity (81)

December 10, 2009

I was shocked to learn this was on Warp. Then again they had to diversify after underground, experimental electronica disappeared up gliche’s arse somewhere in the late 90s (at least until dubstep gave ambient a new pulse in the last few years). While the remaining Warp old guard still produce some quality, it is hard to be a cutting edge label when your core artists helped strip-mine the possibilities technology opened up in the years after Artifical Intelligence.

Ten years after electronica started faltering, Maximo Park helped take the label to new heights of popularity, not least of all with this single. It’s a cracker: punchy, jumpy; peeling off quotable line after quotable line.

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