Australia’s one-man storm of tropical funk Tornado Wallace returns to Beats In Space Records with the acid-flecked two-tracker, Kangaroo Ground / Ferntree Gully.
Where Desperate Pleasures, his first EP for Beats In Space, distilled post-punk and electro influences into sunkissed sub-equatorial tones, Lewie Day’s new 12 secretes lysergide and sweat from deep within a zero gravity dance bunker.
“Kangaroo Ground” shares the buoyancy of its spirit animal namesake, but grinds in high-gear with a shredded 303 line and monstrous groove more akin to a possessed croc. The record’s flip, “Ferntree Gully,” sheds its scaly acid skin for softer sines and sirens signaling Italo productions past and built to last.
A score to a surfer’s dream wave or a marathon man’s final stretch, Kangaroo Ground / Ferntree Gully ornaments Tornado Wallace’s discography with another shining, kaleidoscopic sonic gem.
Each 12? from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. This 12? threatens all arachnophobes in a half-mile radius care of Will Sweeney’s Lite-Brite tarantula. The 12? packaging, constructed by Will Work For Good, features the signature removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Tornado Wallace’s Kangaroo Ground / Ferntree Gully is available now as a limited edition 12” and in digital forms.