A little known musical fact: absolutely everything Simon Posford touches turns to gold. One of the king of psytrance's more accomplished/overlooked projects, Younger Brother might be best summarized as the most musical of Posford's projects, for various reasons. While it boasts his trademark flair for combining music from a wide range of cultures and genres, it's more subdued and measured than each of the various other projects bearing his name, which means that he and Benji Vaughn (of Prometheus) can expand on the ideas they present with greater freedom, leading to extended instrumental solos and more nuanced electronic manipulation. The overall effect is less dazzling than Shpongle's Nothing Lasts....But Nothing Is Lost - which remains his masterpiece - but A Flock of Bleeps is still a fantastic piece of work. What's more, it manages a perfect balance between the expansive acid trip of Are You Shpongled? and the musical utopia of his more recent work. It's gorgeous stuff, for sure. Unconditionally recommended.
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