Back in 2019, Cold Blow dipped into the bulging archives of long-serving British producer Jason Adkins, offering up an expansive collection of music released in 1993 and ’94 as Electro Music Union, Sinoesin and Xonox. Two years on, COLD BLOW has joined forces with archival electronic music specialists MUSIQUE POUR LA DANSE to showcase works from Adkins’ first project, the UK techno trio Liquid Son.
Adkins formed the outfit with school friend Neil Chisolm and ‘executive producer’ Sean Smith at the tail end of the ‘90s, after spending his teenage years making electro and synth-pop in his bedroom.
With the assistance of fellow Bedford producer Tony Boninsegna,
Liquid Son released two singles on Luton-based imprint Bizarre.
Adkins, Chisholm, Smith and Boninsegna shared many musical inspirations, most notably Detroit techno, jacking Chicago house, EBM, the industrial funk of Cabaret Voltaire and the pioneering bleep sounds of Warp Records’ earliest releases. As a result, the tracks they made brilliantly blurred the boundaries between contemporaneous electronic music styles while also adding layers of technical polish so often missing from British club tracks of the period.
Gathering two 12" singles originally released in 1991-1992, this first retrospective of the outfit’s work blurs the boundaries between raw bleep sounds, early UK techno and atmospheric house sounding years ahead of its time.
Remastered by Thomas P. Heckmann at Trope Mastering
Album layout and design by Britt Brown (Not Not Fun Records)