Melt Yourself Down – Fix my life (Leaf)

More sterling stuff from MYD (their We are enough was all over the UOH Best of 2012 list), with honking horns, booming drums, burbling electronics and filtered whooping vocals. They sound like people on a mission – to get you to shake your ass, maybe, or melt the division between you and your neighbour, as their name suggests? If you don’t believe me, just read this:

Imagine, say, a hot, vibrating country, with a sea to the north, desert to the south, jungle to the east, mystery to the west. At the no-man’s-land heart of the fast, bothered capital city, salvation - a club, bar, dive. Approach with caution, for the production of pleasure, and wild nights. Will there really be a morning? The dedicated house band, Melt Yourself Down, blasting the four walls, a skittish, kinetic six of them, stars in their eyes, done with the compass, firing off in all directions at once, in total control, working up to breaking point, playing all the senses, leaving port, go, go.

Give and take. Functional and spiritual. Call and response. Stop and start. Near and far. Back and forward.

Melt Yourself Down is:
Pete Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear)
Kushal Gaya (Zun Zun Egui)
Shabaka Hutchings (Sons Of Kemet, Heliocentrics)
Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Mulatu Astatke)
Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland)
Satin Singh (Fela!, Transglobal Underground)
+ Leafcutter John (Polar Bear)

Brilliant fucking stuff, anyway.

*NB: This video contains strobing effects so watch out if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing.


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