13 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

dBridge’s career stretches back to the early ’90s, including membership in the hard-hitting quartet Bad Company (not to be confused with the classic rockers of the same name). But he made his real mark much later, by turning drum ’n’ bass’ tumbling cadence to a halting, half-time creep—an outgrowth of the stylistic explorations of his Autonomic podcasts with Instra:mental. While his debut album, 2008’s The Gemini Principle, bubbled along at D’n’B’s typical clip, A Love I Can’t Explain is often unhurried and uniformly moody, wrapping eerie, John Carpenter-esque synths around slow-motion beats, whether a 4/4 trudge (“They Loved”) or a dancehall lurch (“Depersonalised”). “Your Bit Crushed Heart” moves faster, but its snapping, crackling rhythms sound as much like Autechre as they do jungle, and his synths throughout summon the melancholy glories of golden-age IDM.

EDITORS’ NOTES

dBridge’s career stretches back to the early ’90s, including membership in the hard-hitting quartet Bad Company (not to be confused with the classic rockers of the same name). But he made his real mark much later, by turning drum ’n’ bass’ tumbling cadence to a halting, half-time creep—an outgrowth of the stylistic explorations of his Autonomic podcasts with Instra:mental. While his debut album, 2008’s The Gemini Principle, bubbled along at D’n’B’s typical clip, A Love I Can’t Explain is often unhurried and uniformly moody, wrapping eerie, John Carpenter-esque synths around slow-motion beats, whether a 4/4 trudge (“They Loved”) or a dancehall lurch (“Depersonalised”). “Your Bit Crushed Heart” moves faster, but its snapping, crackling rhythms sound as much like Autechre as they do jungle, and his synths throughout summon the melancholy glories of golden-age IDM.

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