Stephen Mallinder - Cool Down
"Sensoooriiiia! Sensoooriiiia! Sensoooriiiia!" Oh yeah, Cabaret Voltaire, 1984, Richard H. Kirk, Chris Watson and this voice… Yes, this was Stephen Mallinder, the one we talk about today. Beside being one of the pioneers of cold wave with his friends from Sheffield, he produced one solo EP (Temperature Drop in 1981) and one solo album (Pow Wow) one year later. And that’s where you actually hear all the talent of the 26 years old guy: this track from 1981, with its melancholic synth pad, electronic drums and manipulated snares is pure Warp electronica 10 years before Aphex Twin. Since this time, Mallinder wrote for several australian magazines, obtained a Ph. D in music and popular culture in Perth and still produce music, especially with Ben Edwards and Phil Winter as Wrangler. Now, time to cool down for the weekend.