2016 saw Micro Spiral release the debut album by the artist we first signed, Scaramanga Silk.
‘Designer Scribble’ was released in September 2016 and is a ten track journey across electronic and experimental lands. It has recently attracted some attention in those heralded ‘End Of Year’ lists…
‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Best of 2016’ Album for Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi
Scaramanga Silk’s debut album ‘Designer Scribble’ was selected as a ‘Best of 2016’ Album by DJ Steve Davis alongside DJ Kavus Torabi on their Interesting Alternative Radio Show on Phoenix FM on Monday 9th January, 2017.
Within the radio show, the track ‘Macrynimyze’ was featured. Steve previously described the track as ‘Squarepusher and Funkadelic with a bit of hip-hop…’
Listen back to the superb show to hear Steve and Kavus’ best albums of 2016 (pt2) here:
Big thanks to Steve, Kavus, Interesting Alternative Show, Phoenix FM and Mixcloud.
‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Favourite of 2016’ Album for The Soap Company
The Soap Company has been delivering sublime monthly selections of new music for some time now. These really are an invaluable guide to what is happening across all genres.
From an incredible 3,300 new albums listened to in 2016, The Soap Company created their ‘Favourite 50 Albums of 2016’. The list contains incredible records from across the musical spectrum (No.1 Entry Josef Leimberg – ‘Astral Progressions’ on World Galaxy is a total gem). Within the selection at No.46 is ‘Designer Scribble’ by our very own Scaramanga Silk.
‘Designer Scribble’ – ‘A Top Artwork Cover 2016’ for Review Reviews
The cover artwork for ‘Designer Scribble’ is by the gifted Konx-om-Pax (Planet Mu / http://displaycopy.net/) and was created based on a concept inspired by Frank Auerbach.
The Taiwan based site Review Reviews recently included the ‘Designer Scribble’ Album Cover in their ‘Top Artwork Of Covers 2016’ list. There are some stunning pieces of artwork which are incredible pieces of art in their own right in this selection.
Yesterday evening, Gideon Coe played another track from Scaramanga Silk’s debut album ‘Designer Scribble’ on his rather fine BBC 6 Music Radio Show. This follows on from the support of
‘Barakatuk’ a couple of weeks back.
‘Life In The Faslow Lane’ is a party tune in the style of ‘hyper hip-hop’ with its dual tempos, upbeat flavour and infectious hooks.
‘Designer Scribble’ release dates:
Global Digital Release: 30/09/16
Global Physical Release: 30/09/16 on 2LP + Download Card, CD and Cassette + Download Card
Copies of the Vinyl and CD are available now at Sounds Of The Universe:
Over an epic 2 hours and 30 minutes we were treated to a full exclusive preview of the forthcoming debut album by Scaramanga Silk plus chat, insight, influences and the story behind the record.
Ben Mitchell – Cymbalism [Drum Dub] (Mr Bongo)
Scaramanga Silk – Barakatuk (Micro Spiral)
Joe – Claptrap (Hessle Audio)
Scaramanga Silk – Macrynimyze (Micro Spiral)
Autechre – V-Proc (Warp)
Scaramanga Silk – Alonely (Micro Spiral)
Laurent Garnier – Barbiturik Blues (F Communications)
Scaramanga Silk – Return To The One (Micro Spiral)
James Blake – CMYK (R&S)
Scaramanga Silk – Life In The Faslow Lane (Micro Spiral)
Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish (Warp)
Scaramanga Silk – Blind Truth (Micro Spiral)
Scaramanga Silk with Low Poet – Speak Without Tongues (Micro Spiral)
Model 500 – The Flow (R&S)
Scaramanga Silk – Soaring Above (Micro Spiral)
John Serrie – The Stargazer’s Journey (New World Music)
Scaramanga Silk – They Have Taken Control (Micro Spiral)
Scaramanga Silk with B-Fink – Day Of A New Dawn (Micro Spiral)
Full album release date: 30/09/16
Early Exclusive copies of the Vinyl and CD are available now only at Sounds Of The Universe: