Pub ‎– Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?
Pub ‎– Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?

Pub ‎– Do You Ever Regret Pantomime?

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Label: Ampoule ‎– amplp001
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Remastered, 180g
Country: UK
Released: 20 Apr 2020
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub, Ambient

Long-overlooked but quietly revered ambient electronica classic from shadowy Scottish producer Pub finally hath finally resurfaced some 19 years since its original inception.  Set in the serotonin-depleted, post-clubbing early hour hues of the morning sun, Pub manages to elicit a genuine sense of melancholy and nostalgia with sensitive, rolling drum programming blanketed in warm / fuzzy melodies and a very real sense of emotional intelligence that’s more or less unequalled within his field.  Woozy, static beat-less pieces underpin the work and sets the pensive mood, but it’s the rolling pieces that are truly arresting, the epic ‘Paper Aeroplane’ - 14 minutes of drifting ambience set in dub-techno hyperspace that’ll tug on the heartstrings of even the most hardened techno nut.  There’s obvious nods in BoC in the wilting notes and more IDM-leaning structuring, but the grainy texture puts its closer to the world of Chain Reaction, although most importantly its a work that stands alone as surely one of the most important debut albums of a singular artist who remains intent to tread their own path.  It’d be difficult to find a better, more immersive album to fully detach from the 2020 cluster fuck.  A huge favourite around here, warmest recommends.  (mint / new).

A1 In The Meantime 4:53
A2 Paper Aeroplane 14:47
B1 Heavy Metal (Hand Over Fist) 3:42
B2 This Can't Be Happening 4:59
B3 Vilees Wideeo 8:46
C1 Luddite 2:09
C2 Faggy Trax 2:00
C3 Dilemma 6:27
C4 Optimistic In Wonderland 8:01
D1 Overcome 11:17
D2 Slide Show 5:48