Warm Digits debut record is something of a dichotomy: it’s an album in a constant state of flux, juxtaposed between time and place. Some songs ring with such classic, acquainted tones that they absolutely must have been made in Germany in the early 1970s and yet others embody everything progressive about modern day electronic music. However, the hybrid created by the sonic wormhole in play creates a distilled, engrossing and enlightened collection of songs.

The debt owed to Neu! is astronomical, but they manage to inject their music with enough idiosyncratic, contemporary gusto (much akin to Holy Fuck!) that the influences they clearly possess stay on the right side of plagiaristic. The closing nod to Eno on ‘Here Comes The Warm Digits’ further increases their debt and acknowledgment to artists gone before them, but as Jean-Luc Godard once proclaimed, “It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.”

By Daniel Dylan Wray

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