“Themed on winter reflections in their respective environments, both acts tease out their own sets of textures… where ‘Field Ring Split #1’ keeps its purpose and grip, there’s a sweep spot of warm isolation.”

Harsh isolation, dystopian dreamscapes, semi-connected catharsis caught up in electronic precision. 

That’s the evolving sound of Blancmange 2.0; collections of stripped down half hooks, building in escalating elaborations, repeated in sheets of thin ice and cool water. This is Neil Arthur from 2016’s Unfurnished Rooms, through to 2017’s Fader and Near Future, through this year’s Blancmange album Wonderlust.