Released: 24 April 2020
“Brilliant electro-dub sci-fi” ELECTRONIC SOUND
NUMBER is a new forward-thinking sound machine fronted by Ali Friend and Rich Thair – the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper.
Inspired by a love of A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads, P funk and scratchy dub, the dynamic duo have recently been busy in the studio working on new material together, and are pleased to announce the release of their debut album entitled, ‘Binary’, released 24th April via Sunday Best Recordings.
From the slicing live drums and jagged guitar melodies of ‘Red Flag’, the hypnotic mutant grooves of ‘Titan Shuff’, the do-it-yourself, art school approach to ‘Face Down in Ecstasy’ – recently premiered on UK dance music website Data Transmission, to the sub-tropical, funk-infused ‘Wedge’ and the sonic industrial inflections of ‘Never Change’, the duo constantly question and re-define their musical sensibilities across ten tracks of warped rhythms and loose limbed grooves.
NUMBER enjoy the clash of old ideas with new ideas; old sounds with new sounds; acoustic with electronic. They seamlessly fuse elements of funk, jazz, post punk and noise into their own unique musical vision, which manages to be both danceable and thrilling at the same time.