Electric Lines, the landmark new album from producer Joe Goddard, is all about connections. It's an apt title for a record which brilliantly unites the broad-ranging strands of a unique career. Whether it be as a key member of Hot Chip, one half of the 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, remixer or co-founder of the influential Greco-Roman label, Goddard's influence has been keenly felt in clubs and headphones all over the world for over a decade. Electric Lines is the culmination of all this and more, and confirms Goddard's place in the front rank of British producers.
Electric Lines is a generous, embracing album which joins the dots of electronic music with great warmth and exquisite skill. It is the musical autobiography of a man who has been inhabiting club culture for over 20 years and knows all the links in the chain. It is the perfect expression of Joe's open-hearted idealism, following the lines that draw people together – a towering achievement which deservedly earns a place alongside seminal titles such as Leftism, Blue Lines and Remedy, whist also showing new ways forward. An important record for an important time, Electric Lines is set to draw the map of 2017's musical landscape.