Mr. Mitch chimes into the current grime dialogue with the chrome-dripping instrumentals of his brilliant debut LP 'Parallel Memories'. Ever since appearing on Butterz' 'Quality Street' 12" in 2010, the S.E. London-based producer and grime se'er has been a crucial figure on the scene's most curious front, stealthily moving the game with a series of releases on his own Gobstopper label and cooperations with Slackk, Logos and Oil Gang at the keenly influential Boxed club nights. With 'Parallel Memories' he projects a uniquely defined vision of instrumental grime influenced by a vivid imagination, replacing almost any traces of straight up aggression with a more subtle spectrum of etheric dread and slippery cyber sensuality. From the bittersweet glow of intro 'Afternoon After' to the heady closer, 'Hot Air', the pace is practically quasi-speed and matched by softsynth tones in some kinda surreal daydream that takes in blunted boogie-soul ('Don't Leave') and melting igloo tones ('It Takes Hold Of You') beside miniature iced gems like 'Sweet Boy Code' with Dark0 and the alien, elegant poise of 'Wandering Glaciers'. What a weird, brilliant record.