Release Date: Mar 4, 2013
Record label: R&S
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock
Jack Hamill has been preparing his feature presentation for years now. Since first appearing in 2009, the Belfast producer's universe has unfolded slowly—it's only after four years and a full-length preview that we finally get to hear his debut album. The good news? Welcome to Mikrosector-50 is every bit the considered creation we could hope for after such a long gestation period.
Continuing the future disco-laden adventures of Max Tiraquon and Mr. 8040, Space Dimension Controller, as with his previous releases, guides listeners on a conceptual voyage through time and space on Welcome To Mikrosector-50. Conversational interludes provide the contextual plot for Space Dimension Controller's music, while Mr. 8040's encounters in aptly titled tracks like "The Love Quadrant" and "You Can't Have My Love" provide the mould for the unique blend of '80s-inspired space disco he favours so heavily.
Jack Hamill, aka Space Dimension Controller, is an unusual sort in a number of ways. Firstly, he's a precociously gifted and near virtuosic producer. It's hard to fathom that his perfectly formed 2009 debut release 'The Love Quadrant' could have been the work of someone so young, what with its sublimely smooth yet giddily gauche cosmic-funk perfection.
A stars-bound journey away from the drudgery of everyday ordinariness. Mike Diver 2013 Space and funk: somehow the two have long gone together. It’s probably something to do with George Clinton, of course – but from Mothership Connection through to Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy score, sci-fi themes have effortlessly permeated the squelchiest basslines.