With his debut full-length album out on underground dance label Whities now, we caught up with Minor Science to talk Miles Davis, De School and his earliest song memory.
Ever since the release of his debut EP Noble Gas back in 2014, the Berlin-based artist has been constantly pushing his sound to new limits, exploring dancefloor semantics through his own finely-tuned and intricately detailed lens. His debut full-length Second Language, released last month, sees Angus Finlayson take this to even greater heights with an overarching opalescent clarity.
With a sound palette that interweaves techno, footwork, IDM and experimental electronica with inimitable agility, Second Language keeps you on your toes, offering a mesmerising sonic narrative that is augmented with each meticulous, and abrupt, shift of tempo and mood. ‘Balconies’ delivers a heady potency driven by footwork rhythms and ‘For Want of Gelt’ hurtles along with brooding drum & bass and playful, shimmering melodies. Tracks such as ‘Blue Deal’ take a more pared-down dub approach and ‘Second Language (Kid The Moon)’ offers a sublime, ambient cut whilst being no less propulsive. A vibrant, harmonic record that very much sees Finlayson at the top of his game, we can’t wait to get lost in these tracks on a dancefloor somewhere when that’s a thing again.
Get to know Minor Science In Short…
Three words to describe my music…
it’s a video of my girlfriend dressed as a crocodile dancing in our living room to Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No. 5’. lockdown is starting to bite.
I think you should listen to…
Miles Davis, at the height of his properly weird fusion era.
Photo Credit: Cecilia Corsano-Leopizzi