Hear Simian Mobile Disco's New Techno Single 'Dervish' - Premiere

London duo debut a track from their new LP with an oscilloscope-made music video

Simian Mobile Disco perform
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Simian Mobile Disco perform in Pioneertown, California.
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Simian Mobile Disco recorded their last album, 2012's Unpatterns, through an array of devices, but for the forthcoming Whorl, the London duo limited themselves to a pair of modular synths, a sequencer and a mixing deck.

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"We sort of thought, 'Why don't we take the whole studio process out and just make the record on the live gear,'" Jas Shaw, the blonde half the group, says in a brief documentary about the making of the LP. "Then when you take them out live, there's a sort of 'learning someone else's song process,' where you have to figure out what you did."

On "Dervish," debuting here with a video featuring graphics from a custom-made oscilloscope, those synths bounce back and forth over a beat that gradually rises and falls. "'Dervish' is probably one of the more overtly techno tracks on the record," the duo tells Rolling Stone via e-mail. "It's the most dance-floor orientated, especially compared to some of the more ambient tracks on there."

Whorl, ambient tracks and all, will be released September 9th and can be pre-ordered here.

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