As if a cult indie teaming of Wire maestro Colin Newman and Minimal Compact’s
Malka Spigel wasn’t enough, the pair have enlisted four more seminal left-field acts with German post-rockers Tarwater combining for dreamily filmic opener
‘Ripples’ as well as the poppy ‘All You Cat Lovers’.
Stereolab’s Latetia Sadier’s tunes includes a duet with Newman which combines the distinctive elements of both their parent acts.
Ulrich Schnauss, currently of Tangerine Dream, channels Tomita amid Newman’s distinctive guitar work, while long-term collaborator Scanner’s closing tracks are a downbeat closing to an engrossing set.
‘Nanocluster Vol.1’ is out now. This article originally appeared in the Wigan Post.