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Title: Dirty Hugs
Album: Pattern Recognition
GLOK is the electronic alter ego of Andy Bell; best-known as the guitarist in venerated shoe-gazers Ride, alongside stints in other famous groups, with a noteworthy solo career too.
Although usually renowned for purveying the finest quality jangle, drone and general guitar-based magic, Bell’s foray into dance music should come as less of a surprise than immediately meets the eye. There are parallels between the genres within the sonically-deep layers, hypnotic sound and trance-like headspaces or as he puts it more succinctly:
“GLOK is all about the push and pull between electronic and psych in my music.”
Across the album with loving craft Andy weaves together throbbing dubbed-out acid, steamy jack trax, levitational psychedelia, sparkling Balearic, techno, Kosmische, shoegaze, art rock and Compass Point-style post punk – with just a hint of ambient, new age and contemporary classical too.