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LISTEN: Benedict Drew Is Crawling Through Tory Slime
Christian Eede , May 24th, 2017 13:02

The record is the second from the Mana label

The excellently titled Crawling Through Tory Slime is the new record from sound artist Benedict Drew. Made up of two continuous sides, the record is the second from the recently launched Mana label, and you can check out excerpts of it above.

Drew is an artist working across a number of fields within sound, video, performance and visual art, and Crawling Through Tory Slime is his debut LP following a small handful of previous releases.

As you can hear in the excerpts above, the record, across its 45-minute runtime, moves from almost psych-influenced synth landscapes to more uncomfortable fare that at times distantly calls to mind the muffled cadence of dub techno.

"It’s a kind of image, this country submerged in sticky gloop excreted by the neo-liberal machine," Drew says of the title. "And us crawling around half blind through the sludge searching for refuge under a huge mountain of ill-fitting Primark clothes. We nest in the synthetic fibres gasping for breath.

"Something like that anyway.

"Seems like reality to me."

You can find more of Drew's work via his Bandcamp page while you can pick up a copy of the record from Honest Jon's - it comes highly recommended. You can also find more of an insight into Drew's work and motivations via our previous interview with him here.