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Campbell Irvine – Removal of the Six Armed Goddess

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It’s hard to know where fiction stops and fact starts on the latest release from Dave Sumner’s recently re-launched Infrastructure label. Allegedly the work of a twenty-something, Australian born violinist, who is now based in Berlin, Campbell Irvine’s backstory sounds like it has been well thought out. The fact that he has hardly any online presence – a Google search revealed a UK insurance brokerage of the same name – only arouses suspicion. Is Campbell Irvine a pseudonym for a well-known artist who has a new side-project on the go? Read the rest of this entry »

Dego – Nuts!

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There’s no underestimating the legacy that Dennis McFarlane has lingering behind him, from the formative days of 4 Hero through a myriad of aliases and projects (amongst them Nutmeg and the highly sought after Cousin Cockroach releases), always pushing the boundaries of broken beats where others would be scared to syncopate. As such it’s been heartening to see the likes of Eglo championing one of the great rhythmic innovators of UK electronic music, and so with a renewed vigour Dego is back in action with a release that finds him spreading his wings across three tracks for FaltyDL’s blossoming Blueberry imprint. Considering Drew Lustman’s affinity for soul-inflected broken beat styles, it’s a logical fit that finds McFarlane drawing on his foremost talents and delivering a record that sounds unmistakably like him.

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Finn – Keep Calling

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It’s probably fair to say that the overuse of the R&B vocal sample in contemporary bass music was one of the most painful things to witness throughout 2011 and 2012. It’s no coincidence that the peak of this aesthetic coincided with the move of producers like Blawan, Joy Orbison and many others towards house and techno, as the limited stock of Cassie and Aaliyah vocals were wrung out by a hundred faceless producers like a damp tea towel. Despite pirate radio samples giving R&B vocals a run for their money of late, you know that when even Jamie xx has taken to sampling Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore that the R&B tap has run well and truly dry.

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Various Artists – Hyperdub 10.2

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Think of Hyperdub, now think of a colour. What’d you choose? Pitch black? Murky grey? The pigment rotting leaves trapped behind a strip mall’s dumpster? While Kode9′s formidable now decade-old label has always had a reputation for innovation, sunny it ain’t. No one thinks of pastels or a breezy summer day summer day when they’re playing the latest Terror Danjah EP, and you don’t need to look far into the label’s catalogue’s to find sinister themes coursing through, with track titles like “Traumatic Times”, “Hysteria”, “Idiot”, “Madness” and “Broken Heart Collector” characterising their roster’s output.

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Alessandro Cortini – Sonno

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It’s extremely difficult to articulate exactly what it is about the music that resonates with a listener at the deepest level. This is why providing a review of Sonno proved to be such a challenge for this writer. Before moving onto that task, a brief background about the album. It’s the work of Alessandro Cortini, one of the key members of Nine Inch Nails, and was recorded on a Roland MC 202 in hotel rooms, presumably when he was touring. According to the label, Cortini experimented with the sound of everyday items like taps, windows and doors, as part of the process. This was Cortini claims, a “very relaxing” way to make music.

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Al Dobson Jr – Rye Lane Volume One

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In this cynical age where nobody anywhere does anything new, ‘Successful club night launches record label’ is one of many well-worn narratives in music. However, there is plenty that’s compelling about this debut release from Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International. He may well be best known as one of the faces of Boiler Room, or a reluctant figurehead for lazy press features on the Peckham Is The New Cool campaign, but strip this away and you’ll come face to face with someone who possesses a real undying passion for music.

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Various – Pinch B2B Mumdance

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On paper, Pinch and Mumdance aren’t the most likely of bedfellows, but both have undergone recent career shifts that have seen them occupying the same musical space. Last year Dubstep veteran Pinch launched the Cold Recordings imprint to concentrate on contemporary sounds emanating from the hardcore spectrum, and Mumdance has moved from releasing questionable bangers on Diplo’s Mad Decent label to making innovative grime and hardcore fusions both solo and with Logos. Pinch B2B Mumdance is a unique experiment with the mix CD format, with the duo attempting to formalise their mutual interests. As Mumdance recently told Resident Advisor, it’s an attempt to “bring together a sonic which we both feel we have been working towards for a while, albeit from very different angles”.

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Marco Shuttle – Fanfara

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Total up the names of all the artists who’ve played at The Bunker parties, and you’ll get a 3000+ word count – that’s more than most academic essays (or Juno Plus features). Often splitting events between live up-and-coming NYC bands upstairs and late-running DJ sets downstairs (in keeping with the party’s subterranean-referencing title), the last decade of Bunker parties has a history so exhaustive that even the label’s website admits that it’s hard to track all the permutations.

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Xymox ‎– Subsequent Pleasures

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Part of the pleasure of the current surge in reissues lies in a sort of archival fetishism, in hearing the crackles of the lost and forgotten – this, in a sense, is an EP rescued from the flames, and as such its crackles are particularly precious. There have been various ‘90s CD versions of this, and it has been circulating in one form or another for decades, but it’s still admirable that Dark Entries have the sense of occasion of returning to vinyl Clan of Xymox’s first EP Subsequent Pleasures, the unsold copies of which had been destroyed by the band in a fit of cosmic dissatisfaction circa 1984. The record is a sort of blueprint: though Clan of Xymox (then simply Xymox, the name they kept later for their easier side-project) evolved greatly from here, the seeds of their future as masters of dark-synth anthems are already audible in a rough, disorderly form. The record also holds a couple of insights into the band Xymox didn’t become, making it interesting for fans but also for wave lovers more generally.

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Jaures – Tsoyberbarg

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On the front cover of this third release on Die Orakel a couple stand in front of what looks like a giant observatory telescope and gaze into the magnified cosmos. It’s a fitting visual accompaniment to the label’s far out sonic approach. The brainchild of Live At Robert Johnson music director Oliver Hafenbauer, Die Orakel has so far avoided any obvious moves, favouring the left of centre over convention.

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Jacob Korn – EP1

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Between 2009 and 2012, Jacob Korn could do no wrong. The Dresden native started his recording career in fine style, delivering a 12” for Running Back – “I Like The Sun” – that blurred the boundaries between hypnotic deep house and hazy Balearica. Over the next three years, his productivity soared, with releases on Left of the Dial, Dolly and Permanent Vacation enhancing his reputation further.

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Herbert – Part Six

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As a relentlessly forward-charging artist of serious critical note, it was with a sharp inhalation of surprise that long-time Matthew Herbert devotees greeted the news that the British electronica artist was returning to the refined and slender house music that he built his name on. Not only that, but with this fresh Herbert release titled Part Six it spelled out an addendum to the seminal series widely recognised early career peek, as immortalised in the Parts One Two And Three collection released in 1996. So, 18 years on, where is Herbert’s house sound at and can it live up to such a monolithic legacy?

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Bluntman Deejay – Esoteric (Real)

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Bluntman Deejay exemplifies the word “esoteric”, that is, intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialised interest. This could be true for the whole universe of Vancouver’s Mood Hut label, within which the anonymous producer also operates as part of the Dream Carpets and Aquarian Foundation monikers – perhaps he’s the totality of both of them, maybe just a member of a vast collective. Either way, Mood Hut’s aesthetic is another thing that could be described as esoteric – shaky line-drawings of stick figures playing Microsoft Word clip art, ying yang signs with weed leaves interwoven in the centre, and album art that seamlessly mimics basement-bargain house jams from the mid ’90s have all become defining characteristics of the label.

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Scientific Dreamz of U – Visionz Of An Abstract Plane

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Not content with launching the anonymous artist-focused Head Front Panel sub-label, Tabernacle have recruited Scientific Dreamz of U for a release on the mothership. The mysterious act has only one previous release to its credit, but is starting to carve out a niche with its tripped out, epic techno jams. The combination of the artist’s name and track titles like “Monopole Vortex Field {Dirac Sea Re-Immersion]” scream the word ‘trance’ at this reviewer.

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Dalhous – Will To Be Well

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With their first album An Ambassador For Laing only dropping last year, Dalhous return to their trusted label Blackest Ever Black with another long player. The duo of Alex Ander and Marc Dall first appeared on BEB in their Young Hunting guise, issuing forth a gloomy kind of ambience with occasional twists of chamber pop vocal worked into a gothic whole. Dalhous as a project allows in more rhythmic fare, although not at the expense of the seductively melancholic musicality the pair are clearly drawn to.

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Eomac – Monad XVII

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A woman stands at the edge of a cliff. Looking over, she feels both an immense fear of falling, and, inexplicably, a terrifying impulse to purposefully throw herself off the edge. The complete freedom to choose one’s own destiny, to throw oneself off or to stay put, was what Kierkegaard called the “dizziness of freedom.” It’s also an applicable term for the dirt-caked rave sounds of Ian McDonnell’s stylistically nomadic Eomac project. McDonnell’s music skitters across the spectrum somewhat disorientingly – his recent Spectre LP showed that he could hop between sounding like an Irish counterpart to Function or Shed, while other times sounding much more reminiscent of _moonraker’s obtuse, nerve jangling rhythms. His fanbase seems equally varied, with support for Eomac comes from house staples such as Nina Kraviz and Anthony Naples, as well as a somewhat different corner of the dance music spectrum – most notably Thom Yorke and Aphex Twin.

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Retape – Signals on the Double

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030303 is not as high-profile as other Dutch labels, but Signals on the Double shows that it understands the art of A&R better than many. From Norway, Retape is a new signing for the label and, as this record shows, a strong addition to the roster. In some ways, it’s a strange move for 030303, which thus far has focused on acid and glitch-flavoured releases.

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Yør – Lack Of Beeing EP

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Is it just me, or has there been a noticeable rise in the number of long form tracks appearing on house and techno singles recently? Karen Gwyer’s excellent New Roof EP was a lengthy sprawl on both sides, Bass Clef went all-out for a 20-minute opus on his recent “Lower State Of Unconsciousness” and JTC throws down plenty of running time for “Veronja One” on his upcoming Escalator To Sorga EP. Just to clarify, we’re talking anything pushing well over the ten minute mark here, and while length should always be secondary to content, it does make an interesting statement on the kind of house and techno that edges away from club use and into the more esoteric ‘listening’ domain.

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ADMX-71 – The Redacted Files

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Since its inception, Ron Morelli’s label has released music from new or under the radar artists. The Redacted Files marks a change in that approach, with L.I.E.S. putting out its first record from New York techno veteran Adam X under his ADMX-71 guise. Hopefully it’s the start of the label’s patronage of established producers pursuing side projects. After all, there is a limit to the amount of lo-fi, tape-frazzled house any label can put out.

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Rawaat – Day Laborer EP

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Having steered the good ship Crisis Urbana for the past year through some choice cassette and digital releases, Detroit techno activist Rawaat makes his full debut with a release for Lobster Theremin, a label with a similar penchant for analogue house music on the fringes of tradition. As they would themselves describe Crisis Urbana, the main ingredients here are, “rhythm & noise”. Naturally the studio output of Rawaat makes for a neat addendum to the label curation work, occupying a similar space in which surreality looms large in amongst the drum machine rhythms and grubby tones.

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