more from
Diskotopia

To Live and Die in Shinjuku / Woken

by A Taut Line

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1.50 GBP  or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 5 A Taut Line releases available on Bandcamp and save 35%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of To Live and Die in Shinjuku / Woken, Distraction Provisions, 34, Mutual Prints, and Nitriding Portrait. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      £12.03 GBP or more (35% OFF)

     

1.
2.
Woken 05:36

about

Almost exactly ten years to the day since his Unwoken EP, the inaugural release on his and BD1982's Diskotopia label, Matt Lyne dusts down his A Taut Line moniker for an intoxicating double A-side single, the first ATL release proper since his critically acclaimed album Distraction Provisions in 2017.

For this return, Lyne has channelled his signature A Taut Line sound into a much tighter framework for two tracks aimed for closed-and-not-opening-any-time-soon dancefloors.

To Live and Die in Shinjuku is an augmented 140bpm brutalist roller that takes its cues equally from 90s new beat, UK 2009-era post-dubstep, and Anthony' Shake' Shakir records. Haunting crystal chimes send shivers down the spine of a crushed and chiselled 100v/50Hz rhythm section, ripping through distorted-guitar and fractured-synth static.

Woken (see what he did there with the title?) is a broken 2-step zesty-yet-mellow opus that pays homage - in a very A Taut Line way - to MJ Cole, LTJ Bukem, Super Discount, Yuji Takenouchi, and Ron Trent all at the same time. Lush rhodes-&-strings atmospherics, a skuzzy electro bassline, slowed-n’-swung jungle breaks, and a percussion-vs-vocal-sample mutant-tango tussle are all locked together into an irresistible shuffling groove.

Potentially some of the best A Taut Line material to date that relishes in its Cabernet-Sauvignon-stained newspaper-cutting vibes.

credits

released March 12, 2021

All tracks written, recorded, produced, and mixed by Matt Lyne
Mastered by Nick Barron
Artwork by Matt Lyne

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

A Taut Line Tokyo, Japan

A Taut Line is the primary moniker for Bristol-born, Tokyo-based artist Matt Lyne. He runs the Diskotopia label with BD1982 and is one half of Greeen Linez, a collaboration with Cambridge-based long-term musical partner Christopher Greenberg. He also releases under several anonymous pseudonyms. ... more

contact / help

Contact A Taut Line

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like A Taut Line, you may also like: