Review: Nathan Jonson, brother of Wagon Repair czar Mathew, releases Where Did You Just Go? under his HRDVSION moniker. Typically, Jonson crams in a plethora of ideas into the album, and the result is a brilliant mess of leftfield electronica that touches on techno, electro and glitch. "Captivated Heart" could almost be Moustache (Half A Scissor) era Mr Oizo, while "Bush Of Crows" is a epic freakout reminiscent of DJ Koze's "Mrs Bojangles". Such comparisons, though, are largely pointless, as this is a truly singular album from a truly singular artist. Check it.
Review: Canadian techy house maestro HRDVSION (pronounced 'Hardvision', obviously) has always been interested in the experimental side of dance music. Not content with simply learning the tricks of the trade, he admits often that he prefers to constantly try for more difficult, more intriguing ways to approach his sound. This four tracker opens up the listener to his way of thinking in much more detail than a single track could. Sure he aims for the dancefloor, but can't electronic music be a bit deeper, more artistic than that? The acid-trip synths on "Apocalypse6" and the hard techy influences on "Feel You're Fading" make this a buy on sight.
Review: What a line-up. Featuring the likes of Bok Bok, Teki Latex, Helix & Hrdvsion and Surkin & Todd Edwards, this compilation is an essential purchase. From claustrophobic, dead-of-night meanderings to Miami-highway cheesefests and back again, there's no style to pin down here, just a ton of excellent tunes vying for your attention. All the way from dark, insular beats to New Order/Depeche Mode-esque arms-in-the-air whirlwinds (Crystal & Ikonika - thank you), there isn't a time you'll be bored, and that's a guarantee. Get this now.