"Dirty Songs About Love" is the most intense 303 release since Hardfloor last tortured and tweaked their Rolands to the point of exhaustion. "Dirty Harry Meets Pretty Sally" is an evil acid affair, but it's merely a prelude for what comes next. "Cold Pleasure" moves at a far higher pace and the hissing hats and 303s create one of the most intense acid segues since mid-90s Hardfloor releases on Harthouse. "Bad Girls Make It Hot" is another high-tempo affair, but has a less intense 303 line. Meanwhile, "Peach And Banana" is tempered somewhat by the insistent cowbell at its centre - but it's still an intense ride.
United States-based producer Kokanshu makes glitchy, abstract and occasionally surprisingly melodic electronica inspired by paranoid dreams of technological Armageddon. This first expansive full length for Binalog Productions features tracks from two previously self-released sets, Grabbing Pixels and Tiny Parachutes. Amongst the Aphex Twin-ish glitchery (see the skittish, casually melodic "Warm & Fuzzy on Lake Sammamish") and Autechre style industrial IDM, you'll find the odd chunk of cascading ambience and hard-as-nails electro. For the most part, though, Tiny Pixels is discordant and other wordly - a dreamy, occasionally nightmarish trip into the far reaches of electronic music.