No Past no Future by SPACEMOTH
The feature album this week is the solo LP from record producer, engineer & noisemaker Maryam Qudus, aka Spacemoth.
Debut albums of this quality with relative little hype are a pleasant find, yet the completeness of this is surprise given Qudus’ studio engineering and production credentials, which include multiple collaborations with artists including Sad13, Toro y Moi, and Tune-Yards.
No Past, No Future is a highly synthesised, tripped out and evocative work and a fantastic debut LP. Favouring vintage synthesisers, tape manipulation, punchy rhythms and an esoteric songwriting style. There is a classic 80s aesthetic on this, reminiscent of the likes of Laurie Anderson and New Musik, yet the arrangements have a futurism, charm and just general vibe that makes this stand out on it’s own. The restrained vocal delivery conveys an ice-cool yet vulnerable edge , yet musically there is much warmth, buoyancy and effects-powered experimentation hovering in the background.
A stunning album from end to end and highly recommended to dive into.
If you’re a 2SER Subscriber you can win a copy by emailing win at 2ser with Spacemoth in the title.