BEATRICE DILLON 'WORKAROUND' (PAN) LP / DL / Limited coloured vinyl and CD [Japan] 2020
Beatrice Dillon (electronics, drum programming, synths, percussion, tidal, bass), Kuljit Bhamra (tabla, dholak, darabukka), Kadialy Kouyaté (kora), Batu (hi-hat), Verity Susman (alto and soprano saxophone), Laurel Halo (vocal, additional synth), Morgan Buckley (bodhrán), Untold (electric guitar), Jonny Lam (pedal steel guitar), Kenichi Iwasa (wavedrum, clave), Lucy Railton (cello), Petter Eldh (double bass), James Rand (additional editing)
Mixed by James Rand, mastered by Rashad Becker at D & M Berlin, layout by Johannes Schnatmann & Bill Kouligas
Artwork by Thomas Ruff 2014 © DACS
VINYL / CD / DIGITAL BANDCAMP PAN BOOMKAT DISK UNION JP
INTERVIEW THE GUARDIAN BANDCAMP DAILY INVERTED AUDIO MIXMAG DJ MAG CRACK RESIDENT ADVISOR
SELECTED REVIEWS PITCHFORK THE GUARDIAN THE WASHINGTON POST RESIDENT ADVISOR TAZ GERMANY THE QUIETUS
THE WIRE 'Album of the year'
‘Masterfully light yet complex music... effervescent, full of swing and full of heart, and Dillon never compromises on the emotion and soul stemming from its dub roots. Its triumphant sound comes from the artist’s clear joy in realising these compositions, which shines through every exuberant moment'
THE GUARDIAN 5/5 'Best Albums of 2020'
'It’s that rarest of creatures in electronic music: something we haven’t actually heard before'
PITCHFORK 'BEST NEW MUSIC'
'Chain Reaction meets mid-20th-century minimalism with spectacular results'
’Best Albums of 2020’
BLEEP, MIXMAG, ESQUIRE, PITCHFORK, THE QUIETUS
‘Locate a strollable path that’s safe after dark, cue up “Workaround” and get walking. You’ll be striding through reality in all its wonder’
THE WASHINGTON POST
‘Mesmerising debut solo project drawing on wide-ranging influences’
‘One of the UK's most inventive electronic music producers… Dillon is acutely attentive to structure and detail – no sound has gone un-interrogated for its purpose...there is a sort of minimalism at work here, but not one without soul’
THE QUIETUS 'Best Albums of 2020 so far'
‘Dillon’s DJ sets are valued for her playful affinity for rhythm and groove - Workaround is a thrilling extension of that dancefloor fascination... One of today’s most adventurous figures in techno’
'Promises to be a landmark release for 2020... A delight in technicolour, musical fractals built from stems of Eastern influences and dub anomalies... Dillon has a unique take on electronic music'
‘Meticulously crafted micro-techno’
‘Removing much of the heaviness of traditional dub and techno, Workaround lets light fill in the spaces and brings a sense of weightless new to the proceedings, an inimitable debut album’
'Rich in small references to electronic music's past and present, yet Dillon never feels beholden to them, her focus is squarely set on the future... a debut like nothing else'
DJ MAG 'ALBUM OF THE MONTH'
'Dillon applies her rhythmic expertise to create a feather-lite sound that packs a significant punch. U.K. club influences rub alongside an experimental edge and pop sheen to create a crystal clear sound'
‘Produced with meticulous detail and dutiful care… Workaround eschew 4/4 rhythms to create a loose-limbed, free ranging treat’