Chances are, if Joy Orbison and Tim Sweeney get behind a record, it’s going to be a cracker. Barnt’s ‘Chappell’ was first aired in Joy O’s essential mix back in July (well worth a listen) and has since featured in Sweeney’s Beats in Space 15th Anniversary compilation. It’s an intense percussive workout that alternates between powerful stabs and the full range of clicks and snares. Mesmerising stuff.
Barnt is the latest signing to Joy O and Will Bankhead’s label ‘Hinge Finger’, with ‘His Name’ becoming the 5th vinyl-only release. The B-side is pretty tasty too, yet more weird and wonderful drum-machine sounds.