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1
Her Empty Eyes
RAAR 006D
19 May 17
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The Murder Of Jose Robles - (3:54) 150 BPM
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Battle Of Jarama - (4:27) 53 BPM
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Woman Training For A Republican Militia - (4:41) 128 BPM
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Throwing Grain Into Air - (4:17) 102 BPM
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Hotel Florida Room 108 - (3:26) 52 BPM
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Respite In Albacete - (1:47) 131 BPM
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A Victory At Teruel - (4:00) 135 BPM
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Where Is Nin - (2:58) 156 BPM
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The Elimination Of Dissidents - (1:52) 129 BPM
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Escaping From Malaga - (3:47) 158 BPM
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Snow Falls Across The Border - (3:30) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: French producer Maelstom released on labels like Zone before setting up RAAR. After a number of Eps on his his own platform, he takes the next step with his debut album. Eyes is very much an expansive work that is designed for home listening. While Maelstrom's dance floor approach can still be clearly heard on the punchy electro funk of "Woman Training For A Republican Militia", the industrial banger "Escaping from Malaga" and the surpising, minimal house infleunced "Hotel Florida, Room 108", the album largely focuses on the abstract and atmospheric. That said, Eyes is no easy listening experience; from the spaced out "The Murder Of Jose Robles" and "Throwing Grain Into Air" to the eerie synths and shrieks on the closer, "Snow Falls (Across the Border)" it is an intense ride.
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Two Hundred
PTL 003
04 Aug 14
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Two Hundred - (6:08) 126 BPM
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Judd - (4:59) 129 BPM
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Forever Your Girl - (6:09) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Van Der Valk - (6:00) 128 BPM
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Review: A second collaboration by Perc and Truss has surfaced and it adds to the situational, high intensity techno both are delivering London clubs at the moment. Across eight tracks the two have released as Perc & Truss you can now begin to pinpoint some of the individual elements from both producers. Here it comes through on Truss' straight-laced and hammered-down percussion and the caustic acid lines similarly heard on his MPIA3 alias, particularly "Forever Your Girl". On the Perc side of things, the speakerphone vocal of "Two Hundred" is reminiscent to those used on his Power And The Glory LP, as is the light electrical hum of distortion across the intermittent snares of "Van Der Valk". And if you're after a big old kick drum, look no further than "Judd".
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Slowly Exploding: 10 Years Of Perc Trax 2004 2014 (unmixed tracks)
TPTCD 006
10 Nov 14
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Drvg Cvltvre - "(I Don't Want To Die In) James Franco's House" - (6:04) 119 BPM
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Happa - "To Die Hating Them" - (5:30) 133 BPM
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Truss - "Brockweir" - (5:20) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sawf - "Goves" - (6:01) 87 BPM
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Perc - "Hyperlink" - (6:14) 130 BPM
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Martyn Hare - "The New Normal" - (5:23) 126 BPM
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Forward Strategy Group - "Dragons Tooth" - (6:27) 125 BPM
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Clouds - "Dread Networks" (Perc remix) - (6:12) 124 BPM
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Mick Finesse & Pinion - "Dead Boyfriend Alley" - (5:09) 126 BPM
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Perc - "Volley" - (4:58) 129 BPM
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Kareem - "Just When You Thought It Was Over" - (6:50) 122 BPM
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Various - "Slowly Exploding" (continuous DJ mix by Perc) - (1:04:59) 129 BPM
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Review: The tenth anniversary of Perc Trax has provided its owner Ali 'Perc' Wells with the opportunity to release his first ever commercial mix. Using a lot of his own material as well as some smart selections from the label, including Factory Floor's remix of Forward Strategy Group, Wells acquits himself skillfully. However, it's this collection of unreleased material that really stands out. Veering from Happa and Truss' stomping, distorted techno and the Magnetic North-style kicks of Perc's "Hyperlink" to the frazzled broken beats of Forward Strategy Group and Mick Finesse & Pinion's tracks, it also features the cavernous acid of Drvg Cvltvre's "(I Don't Want To Die In) James Franco's House" and the shock-horror rave stabs of Sawf's "Goves". There's no doubt about it - Perc Trax is celebrating its first decade in typically raucous style.
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Second Woman
SP 042
27 May 16
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100407jd7 - (4:06) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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200601je6 - (6:01) 115 BPM
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300528mj1 - (5:28) 136 BPM
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400425cc2 - (4:25) 150 BPM
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500609sp3 - (6:09) 131 BPM
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600249li9 - (2:44) 148 BPM
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700358bc5 - (3:58) 87 BPM
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800438ul8 - (4:37) 150 BPM
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900438an4 - (4:37) 133 BPM
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Review: Joshua Eustis and Turk Dietrich are not the most prolific duo out there, the former being limited to one EP on Bpitch Control back in 2011 and the latter a compilation for Distance Recordings, but their new Second Woman moniker has warranted the attention of the excellent Spectrum Spools and, to us, that is a certified seal of approval. In reality, though, it's easy to hear why they've picked these tracks up; each one of these nine segments are both refreshing and deeply alluring, with drug patterns being given new and exciting shapes by the duo. In fact, the whole LP seems to be made up of a new interpretation around percussion, where Second Woman's jarring sonics are haphazardly folded around layers of brittle drums and noisy electronic manipulations.
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Lp
SP 007
12 Sep 11
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Application - (7:36) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Protrusion - (7:56)
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Dissolve - (9:22)
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Overflow - (3:42)
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Rattler - (7:35)
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Motion Sickness Of Time Travel
SP 016
14 May 12
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The Dream - (24:32)
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The Center - (24:42)
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Summer Of The Cat's Eye - (20:00)
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One Perfect Moment - (21:38)
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Review: The alias of American musician Rachel Evans, The Motion Sickness of Time Travel is the latest addition to the ever expanding Spectrum Spools catalogue, and in a year of fine releases from the label this self titled album stands out as one of its best. Although the artist was introduced to world by a blink-and-you'll-miss-it vinyl run on Digitalis in 2010, this record should see her gaining wider admiration. Although her synth based sound has echoes of Oneohtrix Point Never and Emeralds, her vocals - although shrouded in reverb and reduced to mere sounds - imbue her synth drones with a sense of humanity a lot of her peers lack. With four tracks clocking in at nearly 100 minutes long, you'd think it would require serious patience to appreciate this album, but despite the tectonic evolution of her soundscapes, she draws you so far into her world you'll never want to leave.
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The Great Confuso EP
SBR 142DIG1
04 Nov 15
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Blanck Mass - "The GreatA ConfusoA Pt I/A The GreatA ConfusoA Pt II/A The GreatA ConfusoA Pt III" (feat Genesis Breyer P-Orridge) - (18:18) 110 BPM
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Blanck Mass - "Dead Format" (Dalhous remix) - (4:30) 80 BPM
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Blanck Mass - "No Lite" (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Dreamachine mix) - (6:37) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Blanck Mass - "Detritus" (Konx-Om-Pax remix) - (3:06) 159 BPM
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Review: US' Blanck Mass has been impressing us as of late thanks to his twisted and singular take on techno, but this EP is perhaps the most special material that he's put out to date; the opener is a must-have for any noise/grindcore fan. This is partly due to the freedom and mysticism of his own soundscapes, but also because the artist sees his "No Light" tune remixed by none other than Genesis P Orridge, the foundational member of Throbbing Gristle - and if you're in any doubt as to who they are, you should be very disappointed with yourselves. Orridge delivers a sublime rework, transforming the original into a low-key techno stepper with subtle dub influences, and one hell of a kick groove. It's one of those subtle techno tracks that sounds simply amazing out on the loudspeakers. Don't miss it!
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Wraithmachine
MLP 003
19 May 17
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Origin - (5:57) 147 BPM
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Hidden - (3:52) 147 BPM
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Intrusion - (6:10) 148 BPM
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Output - (6:16) 140 BPM
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Awareness - (5:04) 157 BPM
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Rise - (8:10) 151 BPM
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The Wraith - (8:02) 144 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Stromhaul rework) - (4:00) 115 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Mach Weichen rework) - (5:33) 58 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Calqa & Barbarix rework) - (5:02) 83 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Calqa rework) - (7:15) 87 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Flint Kids rework) - (3:03) 73 BPM
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Wraithmachine (Roel Funcken rework) - (2:59) 90 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wraithmachine (Pmuda Ekat rework) - (2:41) 120 BPM
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Travelogues 11: Reading RheuMatisM
MM 059
05 Nov 12
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Travelogues 11: Reading RheuMatisM - (10:00)
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Review: The ever-impressive Mordant Music are back with their 11th instalment of the Travelogues series! As per usual, they've concocted a near ten-minute voyage through crackling semi-beats and sparse melodic planes - another showcase of their talent for slow but aggressively effective arrangements. Each single sound seems to have its own entity and ability to mould a path across the soundscape. The purring clicks which penetrate through the whole track are almost uncontainable although they never change in speed or pitch, but instead build ferociously thanks to their surrounding drones: a jungle of fusing bleeps, melting polyphonies and the engulfing white noise which holds the entirety of the piece together. Warmly recommended!
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The Garden Of Brokenness
11
Insomniac/Should've Been A Drummer
XLDS 730
16 Oct 15
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Insomniac - (6:56) 90 BPM
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Should've Been A Drummer - (7:07) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Eschaton II
TOKEN 61D
06 May 16
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Deus Irae - (7:34) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Those Who Obey - (4:33) 123 BPM
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Answer My Prayer - (6:05) 127 BPM
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No Other Gods Before Me - (5:50) 88 BPM
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Review: Eschaton are back everyone: look out. The infamous collaboration between Ancient Methods and Orphx have decided to reign in terror once more on Belgian imprint Token so be prepared: this one is a one way ticket to hell and back! Starting out with the body bashing broken beat assault of "Deus Irae", they then serve up the slow burning post-apocalyptic anthem "Those Who Obey". "Answer My Prayer" definitely sounds more like Michael Wollenhaupt than anyone else: this is techno-doomcore like only he can create. Finally the hellish drone of "No Other Gods Before Me" ensures one seriously white knuckled duvet ride for you tonight!
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The Binary Collective
EXITLP 014
16 Oct 15
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Storm City (prologue) - (1:47) 77 BPM
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Binary Theme - (3:48) 57 BPM
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In Pursuit - (4:55) 61 BPM
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Data Jam - (0:58) 67 BPM
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Cloud Creeping - (2:53) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jumped - (5:01) 85 BPM
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Host Night - (5:13) 68 BPM
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Sentries Watch Us - (4:50) 57 BPM
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Rise Of The Overdrive - (6:20) 59 BPM
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At What End - (2:29) 60 BPM
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Apocryphal - (6:31) 62 BPM
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Love & Death (End Credits) - (3:20) 60 BPM
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EK Tails (Post Credits) - (0:47) 68 BPM
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Ash (Epilogue) - (1:38) 60 BPM
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Review: Exit supergroup Binary Collective (comprising dBridge, Joe Seven, Kid Drama and Consequence) lay down their debut document? And it?s every shade of retro-stated future you?d hoped it would be. Diving deep into the analogue abyss, each cut attempts to out-deep the next while remaining well weighted and groove-focused. ?Binary Theme? is Moroder on Mogadon, ?In Pursuit? is a car chase in toxic treacle, ?Cloud Creeping? is what triphop would sound like if it was invented 20 years later while ?Sentries Watch Us? sounds like one of Parliament?s more experimental jams but played and recorded under water. These daft comparisons are just the tip of the iceberg, though ? it?s hard to reference music as matchless as this? Listen and interpret it in your own universe.
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Soused
EAD 3428A
20 Oct 14
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Brando - (8:42) 80 BPM
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Herod 2014 - (11:59) 160 BPM
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Bull - (9:21) 152 BPM
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Fetish - (9:08) 137 BPM
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Lullaby - (9:22) 110 BPM
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Without Armour
PH 22D
11 Mar 13
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Government - (3:48)
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Swordbeerfish - (3:02)
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Ugly Sneakers - (0:41) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Breath Awesome - (3:51)
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Blueen - (6:53)
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Played by: In Flagranti
Review: Bringing a truly garbled approach to Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sound stable, BTU is Brazilian artist Babe, Terror and the mysterious Man Make Music contributor U working together on a mission to disorientate you through their fearsome application of sample science. "Government/Swordbeerfish/Ugly Sneakers" comes on like Musique Concrete pasted to the wall of a pulsing warehouse, as splintered fragments of detuned vocal, jazz wig outs and countless other minute details flurry around that muffled kick. "Breathe Awesome/Blueen" is a slightly less manic affair, allowing a bit more space for reversed guitars and other off-kilter noises to drift around in a more considered kind of madness. It's a bold record but still accessible in its own, broken way.
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A Name Out Of Place Pt I
LIES 054
20 Feb 15
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1976 - (6:20) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Axis Of Revision - (4:07) 120 BPM
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ISMS (TNXILS) - (4:20) 120 BPM
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No Primordial State - (3:48) 120 BPM
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Played by: Boys Noize
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This Is Our Message
NUMORP 013DIG
07 Oct 15
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In The Beginning - (0:37) 126 BPM
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You & Your Variables - (0:38) 105 BPM
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Climax Of Wizardry - (5:24) 144 BPM
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They Will Get You - (1:57) 129 BPM
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Agent Oranges (Fancy mix) - (2:10) 118 BPM
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Grapes Of Math - (4:08) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Machine - (1:05) 87 BPM
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Black Forest - (3:14) 136 BPM
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Centuries Of Presecution Won't Stop Us - (3:22) 155 BPM
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Homecomming - (2:03) 150 BPM
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Organ Transplant - (3:44) 121 BPM
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Patty's Trip - (3:55) 101 BPM
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8.36 - (8:36) 117 BPM
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This Is God's Universe - (2:14) 154 BPM
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Replikants Rhaspsodies - (2:24) 124 BPM
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Desire For Malfunktion - (2:03) 122 BPM
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Astromans's Accepance Of Savior - (0:57) 124 BPM
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Clomax Of Idiocy - (2:26) 111 BPM
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For Mankind, Limited Renewal - (1:56) 159 BPM
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I. Humor - (2:45)
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II. Knowledge - (3:09)
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III. Stupidity - (3:24)
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IV.Grace - (4:10)
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Serendipity - (0:39) 135 BPM
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This Coercion Pt 1
LIES 076
24 Feb 17
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Commands - (7:55) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Made In Magnasanti - (5:25) 134 BPM
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Blood On The Moon - (7:03) 128 BPM
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Husk
HTH 070D
07 Nov 16
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Vetiver - (5:21) 75 BPM
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Undertow - (5:45) 60 BPM
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Lied - (6:35) 68 BPM
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Dawn - (4:20) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Decorate My Bones - (4:46) 61 BPM
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Lied (Prurient remix) - (11:58) 111 BPM
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Played by: Simon Heartfield
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And The World Was Gone
HTH 011D
02 Sep 13
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And The World Was Gone - (4:36) 126 BPM
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And The World Was Gone (Roly Porter remix) - (5:37) 120 BPM
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And The World Was Gone (Calibre remix) - (5:59) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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And The World Was Gone - (4:12) 105 BPM
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Churches Schools & Guns
SALP 002
17 Feb 14
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The Horror - (1:26) 123 BPM
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Leave Us Alone - (7:02) 120 BPM
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The Self As Another - (6:18) 128 BPM
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Human Triage - (5:52) 116 BPM
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Laws & Habits - (7:36) 128 BPM
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Follow The Leader - (6:51) 120 BPM
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Catch Twenty Two - (7:16)
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The Illusion Of Choice - (9:09) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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We Live As We Dream - (6:40)
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All That Noise - (4:56)
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The Best Selling Show - (4:09)
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Falling (feat Emme) - (5:13)
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Played by: Luke Slater, Lakker, Woo York
Review: Whether or not Berlin-based Italian Luca Montellaro's sophomore album, Churches Schools & Guns is a concept album (we have no idea, to be honest), there's a definite connection between the evocative, uneasy title and the clastrophobic, paranoid music contained within. "The Horror", a decidedly unsettling foray into nightmarish ambience, sets the tone. The maudlin but strangely involving music which follows shuffles between ethereal, post-dubstep tech-scapes ("The Self as Another", "Human Triage"), druggy hypnotism ("Follow the Leader"), sludgy downtempo oddness ("Catch 22") and tumbling, monastic ambience ("Falling"). Throughout, there's an uneasy sense of a bleak, other-wordly story unfolding.
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Dial B For Beauty
DNUM 01
24 Sep 14
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Call 1 - (6:01) 131 BPM
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Call 2 - (6:01) 131 BPM
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Call 3 - (5:37) 128 BPM
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Call 4 - (5:41) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Talker
Review: Dominic Fernow dons his Prurient hat for this split release with Karl O'Connor as Ugandan Methods. As you might expect, it's not for the light-hearted; "Call 1" features the Downwards boss' dense, grainy broken beats mixed with Fernow's wounded screeches amid bursts of white noise. "Call 2" is built on a similar approach, but this time the churning noise and dense drums are interspersed with dramatic, dark synths that spiral and twist. The third "Call" provides a surprise, heading back to the loopy techno of early Downwards, but it's only a temporary deviation and the fourth and final "Call" sees the duo deliver a drum-led, droning rhythm.
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Chua Rave
LINO 51R
30 Jun 14
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Chua Rave (Regis mix) - (3:59) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Harshing (William Bennet remix) - (2:36) 87 BPM
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Harshing (Kevin Drumm remix) - (7:57)
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Review: The Downwards label precede the intriguing release of a new album from multi disciplinarian Russell Haswell with this remix release brandishing wildly different reinterpretations of the Coventry based musician's work from William Bennett, Kevin Drumm and label boss Regis. Haswell and Downwards seem like a good fit given the former's long career of boundary pushing music across labels as varied as Editions Mego, Warp Records and Carlos Giffoni's No Fun Productions, while the latter have remained uncompromising in the direction of their release schedule. It's a rare occasion when you can identify a Regis remix as the most accessible contribution to a release, but that's certainly the case here, with the Downwards chief delivering a twitching, loopy techno workout of "Chua Rave," while Whitehouse founding member William Bennett - another former collaborator of Haswell's - has remixed "Harshing" which is quite aptly described by Downwards as a "stereo head f*cking, brain floss session". This is surpassed in the "skin crawling brutal sonics" stakes by the minute remix of the same track from the Chicago-based experimental musician Kevin Drumm.
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Vollstreckung
DN 58
25 Aug 14
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Sehtohree Diin Chromtas Vehns - (7:38) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Toturden Giit Chreteen Dwe - (5:12) 144 BPM
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Wekanee Siin Redrech Enjenn - (6:05) 160 BPM
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Wuhleor Niir Peffgeeng Pfudenn - (6:45) 120 BPM
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Played by: Troy Pierce
Review: The wolf and caps lock loving pair known simply as OAKE make a welcome return to Downwards, complementing their stunning debut from earlier this year with a four track EP that is, if anything, even heavier going! Quite where Karl O'Connor found OAKE isn't clear but the Berlin pair fit right in on the current configuration of Downwards alongside the likes of Cut Hands, Kerridge, DVA Damas et al. Whereas OAKE's three track debut Offenbarung was finely balanced between cinematic strings and vocals reminiscent of Coil and a pin-dropping bass-heavy dread shared with kindred spirits Demdike Stare and The Haxan Cloak, Vollstreckung is resolutely darker in execution. See, for example, the serating bass tones of "Sehtohree Diin Chromtas Vehns" and the cacophonous drums of "Tuturden Giit Chreteen Dwe" that both drowning out the more delicate vocals.
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The Driller B/w Psychogeist
098787 072167
13 May 16
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The Driller - (3:59) 146 BPM
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Psychogeist - (7:12) 160 BPM
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Chemicals
SGD 1777
16 Mar 17
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Chemicals (original mix) - (4:45) 125 BPM
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Chemicals (instrumental) - (4:45) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Wrong Planet - (6:24) 128 BPM
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Review: Terence Fixmer and Douglas McCarthy are what you would class as big dawgs in the house and techno game. The two have been present and very much in the frontline since the turn of the millennium, but their collaborative project under the Fixmer/McCarthy banner has been more of a recent conception. They've released plenty of effective dance material for Fixmer's own Planet Rouge imprint so, it was time to branch out, and what better way to do that then release an EP for Adam X's gnarly Sonic Groove? The label's been a staple of the NYC techno diet since the 90s, and it really is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down as it reaches its 30 year birthday. There's two cuts to the electrifying "Chemicals" tune, a first version with the vocals intact, and a second instrumental cut; the base of the tune is high-powered techno with a bubbling electro bass line, and a malevolent flurry of punked-out vocalism. "Wrong Planet" is a stranger sort of beast, a tune that lurks in the depths of the techno underbelly, but that has no problems in launching continuous arial threats in the form of sinister screams and spectral melodies. Enter if you dare...
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Sonology Of The Ground
RU 18366
09 Mar 13
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Under The Grindstone Was A Thick Layer Of Powdered Bone - (19:12)
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A Suspension Of Unanswered Prayers Remained - (20:48)
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Haunted By The Knowledge That They Were Us, & We Are The Ground - (16:07) Biggest-selling track on this release
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37 Minute Work Out
DIAG 007
24 Feb 14
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Spring Break (extended freestyle playlist edit) - (2:40)
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Alternative Ways To The Truth - (2:11)
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Neutrino Hunter - (5:40)
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Unknown Known - (3:10)
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Incalculable Harm - (2:42)
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Chaos Clapping - (2:39)
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Chaos Clapping Reprise - (2:22)
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In Memorium Of Elph - (2:29)
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Scratchy - (2:57)
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Scratchy (Freeze dub) - (3:47)
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Blast Beats - (4:49)
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Convalescence - (2:11) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Lakker
Review: A respected figure within the world of visual arts, which has seen him exhibit in numerous galleries across the world over the last two decades, Russell Haswell is perhaps best known for his prolific work in the realm of experimental noise. Brandishing a discography that dips back into the late '90s and features a raft of releases across Editions Mego, iDEAL and Warp. Haswell's latest solo album comes courtesy of Powell's increasingly essential Diagonal Records imprint, and sees a shift towards more overtly rhythmic material, with influences including Autechre, Aphex Twin, Adrian Sherwood and Napalm Death. As you'd expect, it's a bracing affair, and one that does a better job than most at connecting the dots between techno and noise.
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Floodlight
IDEAL 056
10 Aug 14
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Neverfield - (10:24) 160 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Floodlight - (10:21) 107 BPM
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Reality Distortion Fist - (9:35) 147 BPM
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Firecharger - (7:52) 146 BPM
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Bitch Process - (3:13) 159 BPM
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Mimer
FYCD 1021
10 Aug 14
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Mimer #1 - (3:45) 143 BPM
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Mimer #2 - (3:52) 90 BPM
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Mimer #3 - (1:25) 159 BPM
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Mimer #4 - (3:15) 146 BPM
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Mimer #5 - (2:45) 108 BPM
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Mimer #6 - (4:52) 60 BPM
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Mimer #7 - (3:57) 110 BPM
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Mimer #8 - (6:19) 127 BPM
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Mimer #9 - (3:20) 131 BPM
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Mimer #10 - (4:07) 155 BPM
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Mimer #11 - (6:23) 108 BPM
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Mimer #12 - (2:50) 136 BPM
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Mimer #13 - (4:49) 143 BPM
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Mimer #14 - (1:29) 114 BPM
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Mimer #15 - (3:22) 140 BPM
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Mimer #16 - (3:42) 152 BPM
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Mimer #17 - (3:33) 123 BPM
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Double A
DIAG 013
20 Oct 14
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Foxy - (10:00) 159 BPM
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One Take Dub - (10:05) 89 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: As 2014 has rolled on, Powell's Diagonal label has really gathered a sense of momentum and direction with its succession of releases. With the Juno office stereo still in recovery from the most excellent Shit & Shine LP Powder Horn, this new double pronged noise sermon from the masterful Russell Haswell only adds to their impressive year. Comprised of two 10-minute tracks, Double A is at times as bracing as anything else from the Haswell canon, with the scratched, spasmodic improvised sonics of lead track "Foxy" potentially capable of scaring Richard D James back into hiding. "One Take Dub No Edit" is described by Diagonal as a "flashback to a vital time when futurist Latin freestyle and industrial funk were the dancer's choice" and is perhaps the closest concession to the dancefloor from Haswell yet.
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Remaining Oddities, Resultant Additives
JNA 002
31 Mar 14
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Flukkr - (2:57)
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Multi-tasking Audio Processor - (9:18) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Submerger - (5:09)
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Scatter Procedure - (7:20)
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Codetrust - (5:24)
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Switch Controlled Voltage - (8:19)
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Conformity Squared - (11:59)
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Chicks/Badgering EP
DIAG 022
24 Jun 15
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Chicks - (7:19) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sharking - (1:03) 140 BPM
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Badgering - (4:09) 80 BPM
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Chicks (Helm remix) - (5:53) 140 BPM
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Review: Simon Pomery aka Blood Music has already put out on Powell Diagonal label - a true lesson in contemporary power electronics and steely-eyed pseudo dance music - so we knew that we'd be getting our heads battered once more. The opener, "Chicks", is a harsh and abrasive tribal dance to Lucifer, its rumbling kicks bouncing off poisonous guitar riffs, whereas "Sharking" is all hollow and beatless, pushing forth the delays and effects in favour of the noise. On the flip, however, the aptly named "Badgering" spits brain-damaging layers of machine feedback from its underbelly, the only thing holding the track together being its utter violence. There's a gorgeous Helm remix on "Chicks", where the young Pan affiliate strips the tribalism down to industrial levels and fills the canvas with a generous portion of reverb. Hotly recommended!
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Dance Tracksz
DIAG 033
13 Jan 17
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Ah Yeah - (4:17) 133 BPM
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Bottle Smashing - (4:39) 122 BPM
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Prey - (4:43) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rudeboy - (5:31) 126 BPM
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Luv U Bruv - (4:04) 123 BPM
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Hot Key Motherfucker - (3:51) 120 BPM
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Reds - (4:44) 120 BPM
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War Goes On - (5:50) 134 BPM
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Albatros
RU 79409
20 Aug 16
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Fri­o I - (2:23) 62 BPM
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Fri­o II - (5:58) 79 BPM
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Fri­o III - (0:47) 63 BPM
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FriIo IV - (4:56) 62 BPM
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FriIo V - (3:37) 77 BPM
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Fri­o VI - (3:19) 69 BPM
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Ecstasy, Crashing Beats & Fantasy
DIAG 015
02 Dec 14
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Crawl In From Broadway - (7:45) 136 BPM
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Dollars To DMs - (4:13) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lovers Run Camp Africa - (8:52) 66 BPM
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Side Effects Of Living - (3:50) 135 BPM
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Powell 11-14
DIAG 018
08 Dec 14
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A Band - (6:48) 110 BPM
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Search - (4:48) 117 BPM
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Wharton Tiers On Drums - (6:56) 90 BPM
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Beat - (1:31) 91 BPM
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No U Turn - (6:58) 100 BPM
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Rider - (6:06) 123 BPM
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9 - (6:06) 118 BPM
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Grand Street - (4:13) 150 BPM
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The Ongoing Significance Of Steel & Flesh - (4:17) 156 BPM
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Acid - (2:34) 152 BPM
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So We Went Electric - (6:39) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Robotics - (3:48) 150 BPM
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Have It - (3:18) 132 BPM
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Fizz - (7:29) 160 BPM
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Nude - (2:40) 160 BPM
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Oh No New York - (5:23) 150 BPM
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Maniac (feat Russell Haswell) - (6:19) 100 BPM
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Body Music - (6:07) 148 BPM
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Review: Diagonal has been one of 2014's standout labels, bringing innovation and most importantly a sense of humour to techno across a series of releases from the Russell Haswell, Bronze Teeth and more. It is however label founder Powell's own music that set the tone for the label, and on this retrospective collection the producer collects all of his music from the past three years released on labels including Diagonal, Liberation Technologies and The Death Of Rave. If you're yet to indulge in the gristly, skewed, off-centre brand of techno Powell has been blessing us with recently, this is the ideal place to get involved with one of techno's most exciting producers.
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Club Music (remixes)
DIAG 016
08 Dec 14
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Club Music (Ancient Methods 'Korpersaure91' mix) - (7:40) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Club Music (Ancient Methods 'Pogo Im Saurebad' mix) - (4:12) 120 BPM
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So We Went Electric (Richard H Kirk main mix) - (6:36) 58 BPM
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So We Went Electric (Richard H Kirk dub mix) - (6:44) 118 BPM
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Review: With the label at the peak of its powers after a breakthrough 2014, one of the final Diagonal releases sees material from Powell's excellent Club Music EP treated and abused by the titan-esque figures of Ancient Methods and Richard H. Kirk. If you've seen Powell towering over some decks or heard his Melon Magic show on NTS it's likely you will recognise at least one of the four remixes here and it's hard to pick out one favourite. Ancient Methods goes all turbo-charged Nitzer Ebb on his opening Korpersaure91 remix of "Club Music" whilst the playfully juddering rhythms of the subsequent Pogo Im Saurebad effort should explain the title. Meanwhile Kirk boils down "So We Went Electric" to its barest rhythmic elements on a fizzing main mix whilst the accompanying dub is full on crazy.
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Repetition Reinforcement
DIAG 019
02 Mar 15
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Murder The Masters - (7:32) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Alien Existence - (7:22) 64 BPM
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Review: year or two. While the imprint was previously focussed on bringing forth his own chilling pseudo-techno jams, he's just gone and dropped a two-tracker by none other than Consumer Electronics, a lil' old band comprised of Russell Haswell, Philip Best and Sarah Froelich. Conceptual might be the wrong way to describe these jams, but they certainly have an artistic air about them, where "Murder The Masters", for example, chucks a steady 4/4 kick below a dark and sinister male monologue. The B-side, "Alien Existence" evolves it into a relatively more musical affair, where the same voice is now accompanied by a female counterpart and a further injection of drones and metallic sonics.
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The Weird Side Of The Mundane
RU 23676
01 Oct 13
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Intro - (0:53) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Flora - (3:53)
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Microbiology - (3:18)
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Layers - (3:39)
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Memories - (2:50)
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Lost In Rain - (4:11)
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As Sure As Night Follows Day
DIAG 024
18 Sep 15
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Oblique Axis - (0:57) 107 BPM
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Let's Go - (1:17) 146 BPM
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Wholly Unaware - (3:33) 89 BPM
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Champagne Walk - (2:23) 112 BPM
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Rave Splurge NO!se FM - (1:10) 154 BPM
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Improvisation #1 - (3:08) 89 BPM
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In The Air Today - (3:06) 133 BPM
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Gas Attack - (3:43) 133 BPM
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Interlude - (3:06) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Drive (Minimal) - (2:14) 67 BPM
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Heavy Handed Sunset - (2:48) 75 BPM
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Underwater Electronic Struggle - (3:18) 143 BPM
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Confirmation Of Our Worst Fears - (2:40) 89 BPM
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Hardwax Flashback - (3:25) 67 BPM
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Broken Mantra - (2:54) 120 BPM
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Extended Industry Knowledge (For Oscar) - (4:33) 133 BPM
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NO!se Rave - (4:01)
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Kentucky Textures
RU 21187
29 Jun 13
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The Zero Noise - (4:32)
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The Road - (8:00) Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Zero Band - (3:30)
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The Kentucky W - (4:41)
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Flapper That
DIAG 023
24 Jul 15
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Flapper That Part 1 - (9:55) 57 BPM
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Flapper That Part 2 - (10:08) 84 BPM
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As Sure As Night Follows Day (Remixes)
DIAG 027
04 Dec 15
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Heavy Handed Sunset (Autechre Conformity version) - (5:42) 60 BPM
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Hardwax Flashback (Powell Cov Megamix) - (4:56) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Gas Attack (DJ Stingray Atropine mix) - (5:48) 69 BPM
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Review: After he dropped his 17-strong opus to Diagonal back in September, maverick noise botherer Russell Haswell gets bothered himself by a strong cast of other ne'erdowells from the outer reaches. The stars of the show are Autechre, who turn in something quite unusual for the occasion with a brutally reduced, interference reveling "Conformity Version" of "Heavy Handed Sunset". Label boss Powell brings some of his future-EBM stylings to his "Cov Megamix" of "Hardwax Flashback", while DJ Stingray does a fine and confrontational job in reworking "Gas Attack". It's a powerful collection of fringe sonic studies that manage to make experimentation lots of fun.
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In The Mouth Of The Wolf
DIAG 028
04 Mar 16
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Need Of Angels - (8:46) 60 BPM
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Sleight Of Hand - (5:20) 61 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Search For New Realities - (6:55) 123 BPM
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It Stands To Conceal (Special Edition)
HOS 369
08 May 13
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Jordanian Descent (Sharia Law) - (20:05)
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Jordanian Descent (Guantanamo Military Commissions) - (15:12)
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Encryption Nets - (6:24)
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The House Of The Followers - (2:32)
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Peace Rage - (2:51) Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Hamburg Cell Was Born In Chechnya - (4:30)
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He Held The Victims Responsible - (3:44)
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Voices Came Crackling Across A Motorola Hand-Held Radio - (5:10)
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Chechnya's Ghosts Loom Large In Death Of Former Spy - (6:09)
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Snipers As A Breed Tend To Be Superstitious - (7:16)
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There Was A Black Banner On The Floor - (9:43)
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Al Qaeda Possess Nuclear Capacity - (9:49)
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Wahhabi Money Flows - (9:47)
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Once This Fire Gathers Strength - (9:07)
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Saudi Arabia - (8:46)
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United Arab Emirates - (10:51)
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Lebanon 1 - (9:56)
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Lebanon 2 - (9:54)
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Egypt 1 - (0:30)
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Egypt 2 - (0:30)
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Of The Memories Of Friends
HOSOTMOF
21 Jan 13
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You Weren't Worth The Paper You Were Printed On (The Sun) - (12:42)
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They Found You Shattered On The Concrete (The Moon) - (12:40)
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Two Golden Stick Webs (The Day) - (12:39)
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Annihilation Of The Vagina (The Night) - (12:38)
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Review: This time Dominick Fernow takes the form of his Prurient guise, a project restricted to Fernow's considerably noisier frame of mind but one that still manages to evoke boundless emotion. As you would imagine from the title, "You Weren't Worth The Paper You Were Printed On (The Sun)" is ripe with anger and brimming with energy - a ten minute grind of furious drones and rising vocals form the depths of those booming noises. "They Found You Shattered On The Concrete (The Moon)" is no less menacing but Fernow moulds and rearranges the shapes of the oscillator waves to the point of total abstraction and rage, whereas "Two Golden Stick Webs (The Day)" takes a more hollow approach, fusing mounds of delays and effects with crumbling voices and metallic screeches. Last but not least, "Annihilation Of The Vagina (The Night)" upsets and disrupts with no hesitation thanks to its subdued screams dropping effortlessly into heavy, noisy drones built for the brave-hearted - it's noise at its purest form: honest, brutal and provocative.
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The Plant With Many Faces
HOS 375
28 Jan 13
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Abaxial Masks With Sockets Closed To Hide The Face When The Destroyer Comes Alive - (11:12)
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Out Of The Mess Came The Green Devil - (11:07)
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Complex Rituals To Control Anthurium - (11:08)
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Poisonous Spirit Species - (10:52)
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Review: With just a handful of percussive noise cassettes under their belt for Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement have succeeded in finding their own momentum amongst the myriad of glitchy, hissing drone E's governing the best part of the label. "The Plant With Many Faces" is already their third Hospital release in a year and it marks a clear continuation of the imprint's dark but conceptual aesthetic. If it weren't for its comparatively reassuring strand of percussion towering above the swell of growls, "Abaxial Masks With Sockets Closed To Hide The Face When The Destroyer Comes Alive" would be the definition of total doom, but its poignant structure gives the track a point of reference and instead of staring into an abyss of noise, we're guided rather gently by its ominous but irresistibly enticing bassline. "Out Of The Mess Came The Green Devil", on the other hand, loops a blockade of deranged field recordings into a quasi-groove, and the same can be said for "Complex Rituals To Control Anthurium", a similarly marvellous escapade into the evolution of organic sounds. Finally, "Poisonous Spirit Species" morphs from calm to volatile, where sparse trickles of crackle and bang manoeuvre without care through the long and cavernous tunnel of white noise. Another biggie from one of the most interesting labels around.
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Ghosts Of Chechnya
HOS 361
08 Oct 12
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Encryption Nets - (6:24)
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The House Of The Followers - (2:32)
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Peace Rage - (2:51)
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The Hamburg Cell Was Born In Chechnya - (4:30)
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Voices Came Crackling Across A Motorola Hand-Held Radio - (5:10) Biggest-selling track on this release
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He Held The Victims Responsible - (3:44)
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Chechnya's Ghosts Loom Large In Death Of Former Spy - (6:09)
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Snipers As A Breed Tend To Be Superstitious - (7:16)
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Review: The heavily sought after "Ghosts Of Chechnya" cassette finally sees a digital release. Vatican Shadow is unstoppable at the moment, his alchemistic beats and military themes marking him out as a singular talent. This latest affair, a sort of LP, is nothing short of stunning and it's tracks like "The House Of The Followers" with its dubbed-out, reverberant noises, that make Vatican Shadow stand out among his peers. The aptly named "Voices Came Crackling Across A Motorola Hand-Held Radio" is another beast, where chugging kick drums meet ominous pads and crackling static. "Chechnya's Ghosts Loom Large In Death Of Former Spy" is another fine example of his creative ability to mould techno into any shape he sees fit; but it's the filling spaces made up of eerie melodies and stripped beats, like "Snipers As A Breed Tend To Be Superstitious" which make his recordings so enchanting. Highly recommended as usual.
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