Review: The new year is always the perfect time for labels to release compilations and so there's quite a few hanging around at the moment, LW Recordings' latest Essentials album being one of them. For those not in the know, LW Recordings are a small imprint that consistently support artists you almost certainly won't have heard of, and this adds to their charm as well as the quality of their output. Essentials Vol. 12 shows off some of that talent, from the steppy tones of Aardonyx to the lounging melancholia of SND and the downtempo tones of Drosoxide, it's all fresh young talent. One for those liquid lovers who like to stray off the beaten path.