‘Icons’ has entertainment spewing from its pores. Each track is unchained, so that it trespasses over to the other senses: one can almost see the clubby spectacle and touch the metallic industrialism. Two Shell are wild enough to exercise their alien vision using human tools: the pads are wailed on and the elements of distortion are streamlined to float down the rapids of the beats. On their best EP yet, the duo push club music into even more emotion—this time, they aim for the vein as an entry point through which to pump. Left-field UK electronic music could be enjoying another evolution.
A favourite: ‘Ghosts’
‘Icons’ is out now via Mainframe Audio.