Cain is a producer of epic, ethereal and poly-rhythmic sounds, from the Highlands of Scotland. His first contribution to Fine Grains, the tenacious afrobeat of 'Maasai', picked up support and airplay from the likes of Auntie Flo, B.Traits and Hyperdub trio LV – the latter demonstrating their regard for Cain by appearing as guest remixers on the 'Mora EP', the first in a series of releases leading up to his debut LP on Fine Grains.
'Mora', roughly translated as nightmare from Old Slavic languages, is the beginning of Cain's journey. Raw, complex and highly addictive rhythms fizzle through broken beats and bass. From the cinematic opening of 'Shipwright' through to the gritty snap of 'Blainn', ritualistic rhythms of 'Durga' and futuristic funk of 'Rhaspan', the 'Mora EP' encompasses influences from around the world and delivers a unique take on bass, footwork and beats derivatives. For fans of Shackleton, Romare or John Talabot there are plenty of moments to savour.
Support from DJ Shadow, Brackles, Dark Sky, Auntie Flo, Slick Shoota & Ally McCrae (BBC R1).
released September 30, 2013
Release/catalogue number: FG002 | Mastered by Sam at Precise | Artwork by Alexander Horne | Video by Ling Lee | Distribution: Phonofile