Angus Bayley


We spoke to Angus Bayley not long ago after being blown away by the tightly wound robo-fusion of his singles “Cyriak” and “Connect.” Both songs offered something fresh and interesting, and when you throw in production credits from Joshua Blackmore of Strobes and Matthew Calvert of the same band and Three Trapped Tigers, the anticipation has been steadily building ever since.

Now that Everything’s Dangerous is finally out, to say the wait has been worth it wouldn’t just be an understatement, it would also be a disservice to what the record actually is. Blackmore and Calvert’s fingerprints are certainly detectable, but Bayley shines through with a distinct personality that took our minds to a totally different spectrum of artists. Check it out below:

More than TTT or Strobes, Everything’s Dangerous reminds us of impresarios like Austin Peralta, Tigran Hamasyan, and Tobin Abasi with it’s mind-boggling melodic manipulation. There are twists and turns lying in wait in just about every piece waiting to stop discerning listeners in their tracks, prompting them to put headphones on and make sure they’ve heard it correctly.

If you’re looking for something new yet comfortably retro-futuristic, we couldn’t recommend it enough. Calvert’s production is spacious and compelling, and Blackmore’s signature cheat code rhythmic shifts are just as trippy as they’ve always been, but Bayley makes it clear that he too is a force to reckoned with. It’s not just the expert assistance – the future is rarely certain, but we have a feeling this is just the beginning for Angus, and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

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