Zeitgeber is a project that sees Lucy and Speedy J exploring roots and limits. The duo have both indulged their experimental sides from time to time. Perhaps most notably Speedy J with his mid-’90s run on Novamute, and Lucy on his 2011 full-length for Stroboscopic Artefacts. But Zeitgeber is something more, with two artists pushing each other to go further. SA018 is a single that gives only a slight hint as to what is to come in the shape of a complete LP. ‘Body Out’ is floor-ready techno with a twist. The textures that lie beneath feel like they’re just as important (if not more), slithering and twittering away in constant dialogue with the just-slightly-off-the-grid beat. ‘Body In’ is the inverse of the A-side, a slow-moving chorus of indescribable ambience. As a precursor to the forthcoming album, it’s a perfect taster of the uncompromising sounds yet to be heard.
Words: Todd L. Burns