Llegue Por La Noche (feat Otto Von Schirach) - (4:24) 54 BPM
Mind Eraser - (4:34) 103 BPM
Forbidden Zone - (4:34) 114 BPM
Drunken Incapacitants - (3:00) 87 BPM
Idol Worship - (5:41) 114 BPM
Just One Fixx - (4:49) 121 BPM
Rigid Body Dynamics - (4:36) 106 BPM
Chrystal Nightcap - (5:06) 115 BPM
Wanderlust - (5:47) 112 BPM
Falso Progreso - (4:58) 111 BPM
TYC-9486-927-1 - (4:39) 98 BPM
Review: Fear is the follow-up to Cardopusher's 2015 album, Manipulator, and it shows that the South American producer has really honed his craft. "Dreamjumping" sees him lay down a slinky, acid-tinged electro workout - replete with hardcore sampling chants - while on "Mind Eraser" and "Llegue Por La Noche", he goes into full-on menacing ebm techno mode. The tongue in cheek menace of electro oddball Otto Von Schirach's vocals on the latter track only adds to the sense of high camp. Despite these curveballs, Cardopusher knows how to command a dance floor, and the primal jack and deranged shrieks of "Forbidden Zone" would sound at home on Traxx's Nation, while "Idol Worship" cleverly reinvents the tough NY house of Nu Groove for a new world disorder.
Review: Barcelona's Cardopusher has released on a wide variety of imprints ever since his production debuts for the likes of Damage and London's mighty Hyperdub, so much so that it even allowed him to release an album in 2015 for Boysnoize Records. This week, he's up on Super Rhythm Trax - home to a vast array of jacking house beats - and his starter for ten is the 303-laden beast in the name of "End Local", a monster that is quickly followed by the heavy-bottomed, Trax-fuelled "Variant". On the flip, "Inequality" sticks to the acid, but the mood is lighter, less murky and full o' jack, whereas "Phase 1" slithers and winds its bass bot through slicing darts of percussion. For the DJ's...
Review: A label on a roll following great releases from CRST, 214, Mistamen and Kingthing Car Crash Set continue with these two new tropical heaters from Cardopusher. "Tarradella Nights" keeps things bubbly thanks to some distant and trippy organ sounds as well as a Balearic-meets-bruk out beat that's so good that it's just left to simmer and build rather than be disrupted with gimmicky fills or drops. "All Bellaca Parties" starts with a set of high-pitched 606 drum hits, a la Ramadanman, and quickly winds in some excellent urgent synths - fantastic stuff.
Review: Following excellent funky-bass releases on labels such as Car Crash Set, Spain's Cardopusher is back, with a full-length album due imminently. This EP primes things up nicely for the album - with the tropical-tech of "Coppertoned Punch" shining thanks to some Latin claps mixed with eerie chords and future-garage beat patterns. "Damelo" is another low-slung heater with ghostly leads dominating the mix! Mixes by BADXMAN, Emmerson and Ghosts On Tape also draw out a new side of Cardo's unique funk - the latter especially standing out thanks to its stripped-down and rapid jacking techno sequences. Roll on the album.
Review: Venezuelan-born Luis Garban, aka Cardopusher, has been releasing music since 2006 and recently supplied London label THEM with a second release. This split work with Nehuen whom Cardopusher runs the Classicworks label with, sees the pair deliver two slabs each which are very much inspired by acid, and industrial, EBM-facing techno. "Transfiguration" and "Negative Fanclub" sounds like something Einsturzende Neubauten could have come up with back in the day, while "Hologram" and "The Game Has To Play Out" is are two hectic run arounds of drum machine sequences and 303 fire.
Review: Bloody Mary celebrates the tenth anniversary of her Dame Music imprint with this 303-focused compilation. Veteran techno producer Thomas Heckmann drops the tough, peak time "Fluffy Fingers" and Tim Taylor's "Fear of Acid" is a visceral analogue banger. Meanwhile, on "Acid Ring", Tin Man delivers a harder than usual version of his 303-driven style while on "Metal Rain", Cardopusher takes inspiration from ebm to craft a bleak track that wouldn't sound out of place on a Hacker EP. The compilation also shines a light on Bloody Mary's own production skills, and her contribution, "Reclaim", is an expansive acid groover that has echoes of classic Underground Resistance.