Junto Club kicked off Snap Crackle & Pop late last year, and now the label returns with the debut solo release from London-based outfit DEEDS. While Rollo and Kiri Inglis may have previously popped up on an obscure compilation on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray, this record should see their coldwave sound shoring up with many more adventurous listeners. "Video Dreams" is a beautifully melancholic slice of electronica while "Unknown" reaches for euphoric heights. Remixes from Bezier and The Field round the record out as a wonderful exercise in emotive home listening electronics for sensitive souls.
Oliver Peryman aka FIS seems like a perfect name to match with the rising, uncontainable talent of the looming Rob Thorne. They're artists made of a similar cloth, both experimenting with the subtle lines now separating drone and ambient with techno. Roly Porter's Subtext imprint also seems like a fitting home to this new LP, Clear Stones, which spans across the entire electronic domain that sits on the left of field. Without a doubt, this is a work of subtlety and continuous expansion and retraction, often building up with massive crescendos before falling over and over again into a long abstract pool of sonics. The movement is present and palpable, however, and marks these two producers as being specialists in forming grooves without the use of beats. Oh, the power of noise...