Between producing records, playing in Ejecta, and his duties as co-founder of the New York-Los Angeles imprint Driftless Recordings, Joel Ford tends to keep a pretty packed schedule. While previous releases have been pretty sporadic, the Brooklyn-based producer is set to drop his first proper solo album in 2015. “Breathe” finds Ford scrolling through samples of ’80s and ’90s action thrillers, forging a lustrous fantasy world on the thuds of blistering, hi-fi techno. Leanne Macomber comes equipped for another cinematic production courtesy of her Ejecta counterpart. Her icy, bated vocals swerve through lanes of metallic percussion and bleak, mutated synths, an action-packed joyride that sees Macomber trail the beat through so many twist and turns, the mere thought of a sequel is almost too much to handle.
Joel Ford’s forthcoming mini-album, Fugitive, drops early next year via Driftless Recordings.