A quick one this morning then. But I couldn’t elaborate even if I wanted to. It’s pretty hard to find any information about the mysterious duo that call themselves Various (or Various Productions). But the important info is that they’ve sneaked out another 7 inch. This one’s on their own label and not XL which released their blisteringly good album The World is Gone last summer. It’s a bit of a departure from their excusions into dubby folk on that album - Bruk is a thrilling mix of distorted electronica, broken beats and some south London MC spitting out his rough rhymes over the top.
Flip side Home, is a re-edit of their classic track from last year. It’s more familiar territory, but since it wasn’t on The World is Gone, now there’s a chance to snap it up. Though like the 7 inch that Home was originally released on, this record probably won’t be around for long. It looks like Rough Trade and Phonica still have copies. Get ‘em while they’re hot.
Download: Various - Bruk.
Photo from corporate athlete’s photostream. This was the only one I could find when searching Flickr for ‘various productions’. Not even a clear shot of their faces. They really are that mysterious then…