Review: There are few compilations that hold as much weight and gather as much excitement as Plastician's Terrorhythm masterclass known as 'Wavepool'. Today we take in their third official volume, which sees 33 different artists join forces for a sumptuous collection of icy melodies and glistening soundscapes, showcasing more than ever how versatile the wave sound has become. The roster is vast, as we see heavyweight wave representatives such as Kareful, Ravver, Rapture4D, Klasey Jones and even Plastician himself get involved for a truly mind blowing tracklisting. The whole project is outstanding, but if we were forced into naming highlights, the glistening arpeggios and hellish atmospheric design of 'Take Me' from Nick Neutronz immediately jumps out at us, alongside the pure euphoria of Deadcrow's 'Unity' and the big room synthesizer pressure of 'Skillit' from Brothel. Incredible stuff as per!
Review: Since their first release began to surface back in 2013, the Gang Of Ducks label has released some utterly spectacular music through artists like Traag, Ital, S Olbricht and One Circle. The label don't have any rules concerning genres per se, but they do like to keep things experimental and diverse with each release. This is a new compilation form them, the aptly named Paradisia, and it features all their top talents plus a few new names, too. Haf Haf's weirdo house is as murky as anything we've heard recently, then there's "Call Me" by house deviant Ital, a marvellous electronic abstraction by My Panda Shall Fly, more gold from S Olbricht, and plenty of added fire by the likes of Sabla, Shape Worship, and a final slice of krautrock-inspired goodness by Quicksails. Big release!