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Album Review

Where most remix collections transform an artist's original recordings into something dislocated and alien, in the case of Main — for whom dislocation and alienation are aesthetics unto themselves — the exact opposite is true; Ligature restores the human element to the duo's work, and although it would be misleading to suggest that the disc's eight tracks (five reworked by Main themselves and the others reimagined by Paul Kendall, Paul Schütze and Jim O'Rourke, respectively) are easy to swallow, their relative warmth and physicality lend an accessability to the proceeedings which other releases lack.

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Croydon, London, England

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Upon the 1991 dissolution of the British trance-rock quartet Loop, bassist Neil McKay and John Wills formed the Hair and Skin Trading Company, leaving guitarists Robert Hampson and Scott Dawson to found the highly experimental Main, a project combining the aesthetics of ambient music with layered tapestries of droning electric guitar textures and dark, ominous soundscapes. Main's debut EP releases, 1991's Hydra and 1992's Calm — later collected as the Hydra-Calm LP — were their most aggressive,...
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