featured: Finlay Shakespeare “Routine”


Like most people with ears, I’ve long been an admirer of the Editions Mego label and it’s Editions-less predecessor. Starting in the mid-1990s with techno-adjacent dance music, Mego quickly shifted sideways to abstract sound art, experimental pop and all sorts of radical and forward-thinking digital (and otherwise) music/noise. I try to listen to whatever they publish, and tend to enjoy a lot of it… but this single is especially exciting. I hadn’t heard of Finlay Shakespeare before checking out his “Routine” single, but I’ve since discovered his own Bandcamp page and listened to some earlier albums. They’re all worth hearing. “Routine”, though, has become one of the most-played tunes around my home. It’s driving and catchy and intense and a lot of fun.