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posted a review of Pacou - Tangent. over 4 years ago
was pleasantly impressed by the quality of this bargain of a record. three sensibly acute tech-house jams, an electro variation on the same theme ('cryo', a2) and a beatless bubbling cauldron of dubbed out pulses that would make the ideal interlude to... See full review
posted a review of DeepChord Presents Echospace - Untitled. over 4 years ago
the breakdown around the halfway mark demonstrates modell and hitchell's joint mastery of teasing the listener's foresight by denying the tedium that the majority of dub techno inevitably faces (with its formulaic penchant for repetition, subtlety and... See full review
posted a review of Dopplereffekt - Cellular Automata. over 4 years ago
on cellular automata, dopplereffekt continue to sculpt the focus of their beatless electro-architecture without jettisoning the laboratorial method their previous work has come to represent. here, the listener is granted the rare privilege of... See full review
posted a review of ADJ + Pathic - Progress EP. over 4 years ago
beautifully realised set of electro transmissions from the deep. the pads really cry on this one.
posted a review of Unbalance (2). over 4 years ago
not a bad piece of wax, unbalance's self-dedicated label offers a formidable array of kickin techno productions that are functional, useful, and never stagnate. adrenaline direct to the heart. proper thick sound, the translucent wax does not deter... See full review
posted a review of Benedikt Frey - Portal. over 4 years ago
yes, 'stereobate' (b2) is a swelling whirlpool of competing ideas, techno in constant flux, traversing from one passage to the next, almost as if by chance. there is a great spontaneity to frey's production ethic and it really manifests on his... See full review
posted a review of Project Democracy Featuring China (2) - ¿ Es Un Sueño Tu Amor? / Is This Dream For Real?. over 4 years ago
goddamn hands-down feet-up stone-cold shit-hot classic, absolutely untarnished by time thirty years later (which can't be said of much house music from this period). fuelled almost aggressively by a sinister bassline and nourished by vocal sensation... See full review
posted a review of Naked Music NYC - Reconstructed Soul. over 4 years ago
the 'wamdue dream dub' is a treasure in an otherwise oversaturated naked music catalogue. masterfully crafted, classy deep house, true to the nyc sound. x marks the spot.
posted a review of Next Evidence - Takin' Off EP. over 4 years ago
check the 'who am i?' dub mix (b3) for drifting deep house made to perfection. sublime introspective atmosphere, my favourite next evidence cut.
posted a review of Sync 24 - Life Scenes EP. over 4 years ago
huge exaltics remix (b1) on this plate, aggressive electro ripe and ready for deployment
posted a review of From P-60* - Slow Movements In The Night EP. over 4 years ago
'slow movements in the night' (a2) and 'daybreak vision' (from From P60 - The Advisor) are testaments to zoltan nagy's unduly lack of credit as one of the finest deep house producers of the mid-noughties. sophisticated, languid, drawn-out deep psyche explorations... See full review
posted a review of Lake Haze - Intergalactic Communicationz EP. over 4 years ago
having traversed the aesthetic terrains of contemporary house and british garage music, lake haze now sets his sights on electro mechanics on this release for the increasingly-historic crème organization label. centrepiece 'drexciyan aquarium' (a2) is... See full review
posted a review of Arne Weinberg - Beauty In Decay. over 4 years ago
yes, without doubt weinberg's finest output, perfectly suited to the true-to-form hi-tech soul one should come to expect when encountering a down-low music release. four dynamic, sensitive techno tracks, each with different emotional resonances,... See full review
posted a review of Nvelope - Nvelope's Chords & Scapes Remixes. over 4 years ago
'tribute' (a1) is a delicacy of a deep house tune, flanked by tectonic dub chords and a deep symphonic undercurrent, extracted from an album yet to see physical release. i pray eintakt continue to put out more music like this.
posted a review of Analog~1 - Untitled. over 4 years ago
lesser known project from j.s. zeiter, up there with his best material. one can detect zeiter's masterful attention to subtlety and space. very tender record, recommended.
posted a review of Quince - REM / Alfa. over 4 years ago
superb record from the clone registry, b-side especially.
'alfa' (b1) is a dark, grooving deep house stormer with propulsive momentum. ideal acceleration for the build-up. a very difficult train to derail, apply liberally.
posted a review of Various - Different Treatment . over 4 years ago
a flawless four-tracker, each side projecting illuminating perspective on the other.
on baraso's half, 'the treatment' (a1) is a gyrating tech house pumper, rendezvousing somewhere between the dubwise bounce of minus-era swayzak and the percussive... See full review
posted a review of Echo Inspectors - Nyctophilia. over 4 years ago
the cv313 dub is a fractal, floral, coming-of-age leviathan, with the ambulatory bassline guiding a path through a forest of dubbed out smog. insanely mint production, cv313 at their most psychedelic.
posted a review of Cignol - Sys486. over 4 years ago
yet another sublime assembly of detailed and emotive electro trax from cignol, highly recommended
posted a review of Fast Floor (2) - On A Quest For Intelligence. over 4 years ago
proper o.g. breakbeat litness, subject to a much-needed repress (as testified by the nonsensically unaffordable current market price). consistent and accomplished, every track is a keeper.
the repress should acclimatise well to the recent resurgence... See full review
posted a review of Xamiga - Oceania. over 4 years ago
'oceania' is the highlight here; a unique, narcotic deep house tune glazed in a thick lo-fi shell of dust whilst flirting with an appropriately aquatic theme.
posted a review of Stingray313* - Electronic Countermeasures. over 4 years ago
stingray's knack for sound design is unrivalled, often revealing a beat where you thought there wasn't one. this release is perhaps his most menacing, each track more warped than the next.
if there is a digital hell, stingray has been there and is... See full review
posted a review of Morphology - Intercal. over 4 years ago
unreal electro science at play here. nebulous, murky, mutating production, occasionally smeared with dubbed out chords (see 'zilog z80' and 'floating point') and yet utterly professional. deeper than the mariana trench, this is morphology's strongest... See full review
posted a review of The Black Tone - Personate EP. over 4 years ago
surprised this record has yet to warrant greater appeal. 'alcedonia' is a confident and compelling dubby house tune with real driving momentum, akin to brawther or even mike huckaby. the other two tracks are excellent also, well worth checking.
posted a review of Mattia Trani - Over The Future EP. over 4 years ago
on title track 'over the future', mattia trani acknowledges detroit influence in an informed and beautifully sculpted house number. it's so convincingly pulled off, it could fool me into thinking this was a mad mike banks production from the turn of... See full review
posted a review of Soultek - Dreaming Under A Starlit Sky. over 4 years ago
aptly-titled, 'dreaming under a starlit sky' is a dub techno track to drown in. the production is wholesome and organic. the bassline, in typical hitchell fashion, emerges out of the haze, completely reframing the track's direction, only to be... See full review
posted a review of Decal - Freekin' Empires EP. over 4 years ago
title track 'freekin' empires' is a slice of hi-energy electro with dub sensibility and serious detroit flavour. sounds great on a club system. as favoured by dj stingray in his sets, naturally.
posted a review of DeFeKT (8) / ESS* - Dimension Glider. over 4 years ago
breathtaking highlight of the superb AC records inventory. blissful soundtrack to urban alienation. all five tracks are doused with anguished chords mourning a vision of the future lost in the past. everything i look for in electro.
posted a review of The Exaltics - The Truth 2008-2013. over 4 years ago
stellar, diverse wealth of music from one of electro's finest androids. no two tracks sound the same, and yet the exaltic's signature is present in all of them, united by a shared commitment to the inspired creativity and astral production standard... See full review
posted a review of Delicious Inc. - Eau De Chanté. over 4 years ago
four ideal house variations that yield a guaranteed dance floor. the '(for sex)' mix (b2) on the flip is a highly effective segue for elevating the tempo in a set (not to mention the sheer swagger of that bassline). quality repress of a classic.
posted a comment on Cignol - Untitled. over 4 years ago
underrated and criminally underpressed electro plate reminiscent of E.R.P.
all four cuts are of the highest calibre, though the timeless retro-futuristic melancholy of 'public expenditure' (b1) particularly demands attention. simple and effective... See full review
posted a review of Aural Traxx - Aural Traxx Vol. 3. over 4 years ago
'spinal column' (a1) is the pick of the fruit here. deceptively dreamy dub chords prelude what transforms into agitated, rave-ready battery acid. 'plug & play' (b2) deserves attention too, deep pensive electro cut alert.
posted a review of Facit - Måndag Mon Amour. over 4 years ago
cool european 'minimal synth' fetishism perfectly executed, especially with respect to the sad girl vocal treatment on 'dans le pacifique'. waving hands records are doing good things.
posted a review of B.C. - Stronghold. over 4 years ago
a-side 'stronghold' is where it's at. rhythmically dense, fierce, dubbed out techno weapon. has an implosive fervour comparable to 'phylyps trak' - a resemblance seldom awarded.
posted a comment on cv313 - Galaxy313. over 4 years ago
scope out 'Galaxy313'; a rare glimpse into an alt reality wherein echospace exclusively produce 136bpm electro-dub onslaughts in dedicated 313 style.
posted a comment on The Other People Place - Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café. over 4 years ago
i am the poor muppet you speak of. but not to worry, the record was a gift for my beautiful partner; sentimental value will always exceed financial.