Theo Keating (aka Fake Blood) dropped a new EP yesterday, via the producer’s own label Blood Music – and it’s sounding pretty good.
For my money the pick of the three tracks is ‘Get Myself Together’. The track features a catchy female vocal hook and is reminiscent of Fake Blood’s early dancier numbers, seemingly a brighter, more upbeat sound than the majority of the tracks on 2012’s ‘Cells’ album.
Title track ‘Waiting‘ is much sparser and darker, with frenetic hi-hats providing a pleasant contrast to the minimalist bass and melody lines.
Third track ‘Tell me nothing‘ begins promisingly with a beat that’s straight out of the Modeselektor handbook, but fails to evolve into anything particularly outstanding, relying instead on a hook that fails to inspire.
A lot of the sampled beats and synth sounds on the EP are recognisable as recycled from the aforementioned album – this isn’t a criticism by the way but just means the tracks feel instantly familiar. As such the EP is a welcome continuation of the run of good form Keating seemed to be on at the end of 2013.
HBF Rating 4/5