Haya (Tom Of Georgia She Drives An Ambulance mix) - (8:49) 86 BPM
Bridge 2 - (3:49) 68 BPM
Review: Eclectic Belgian label Meakusma serve up more strange delights that they're fast becoming known for. Georgia are Brian Close and Justin Tripp who work out of their studio in Chinatown, NYC. They released the album Like Comments earlier this year and Like Comment Comments, naturally, is the remix-driven accompaniment. There are some truly inventive takes featured here by a stellar cast. DFA's Bryce Hackford serves up a nice deep house revision of "Nu Way Heat", NYC's RVNG INT'L deliver a harsh and hard hitting digi dub chugger on the remix of "Abstrackt High" plus two new tracks by Georgia themselves. "Bridge 1" and "Bridge 2" continue on with their oddball cinematic vibes as heard on the album and perfect for those chill out moments.
Review: If you've followed Meakusma since the Brussels-based label first emerged you should know to treat their releases with a pleasant sense of expecting the unexpected. Whilst they are eminently willing to appease dancefloors with music from artisans like Terrence Dixon, Madteo, Even Tuell and Vakula, Meakusma are equally happy to look towards more esoteric fare - see their releases from Harmonious Thelonious and the idiosyncratic beatsmiths Ssaliva. Essentially Meakusma is an undervalued outpost for the experimental fringes of electronic music. The label's latest release is a perfect example, issuing an album from the Georgia pairing of Brian Close and Justin Tripp. Across the eight tracks, Like Comment presents a melting pot of quirky electronics mixed with more classical instrumentation which Meakusma describe as "playful nonsense with deeper meaning".
Review: Having come to bear arms through labels like Meakusma, Palto Falts and Emotion Response, Georgia have transpired to be a Chinatown dwelling duo outta New York. Their music represents an arty, synthy, DIY and experimental take on tropical rhythms, subtle industrial-tronics and percussion music with playful, abstract melodies. This record for the legendary Firecracker Recordings comes with an almighty stamp of approval from label boss and exotica auteur Lindsay Todd, lifting a premium of tracks from Georgia's archive to set apart a sound as heard on the two other LPs the duo released this year via Ekster and Berlin label M?tron. Choose your weapon.