Rob Young, Uncut

January 2013, Review of Sleep Games

Pye Corner Audio


Ghost Box's ongoing collective hallucination reaches the haunted dancehall.

The sleevenotes to Martin Jenkins' latest research document playfully refer to a state of 'deja entendu', but though much is composed of vintage electronic ingredients, its generic coordinates remain as unfixed as the 'non places' he aims to evoke in the melancholic, occasionally sinister silicon suite. "Into The Maze" and "The Mirror Ball Cracked" are techno composed of dust and drizzle, while "Nostalgia Pills" and "Chlorine" are woozy synth reveries. Like the kind of memory-sprites often evoked by Ghost Box releases, this is music that continually slips away from you even as you chase down its essence.