Review: The Lobster Theremin team have an almost ingenious ear for unearthing the unusual yet palpable within their catalogue, a theme they once again find themselves subscribed to as Bloomfeld unleashes this outstanding 'Larp OS' LP drop, exploring the vast swathes of the unknown regions surrounding electronic music production. From the almost post-bashment style arrangements of 'Need More Sky' to the icey percussive flutters of 'Osmosis' and euphoric, techno-inspired arrangements of 'Where Were U Rly Born', we find ourselves being thrown left, right and centre with this outstanding collection. Our highlights would include the super swingy synthetics of 'Bad Idea', which really does send us down a wonky avenue indeed, next to the post-dubstep style arrangement of 'QR vs PIN', which again packs a mega punch.
Review: As always with the Slimzos Recordings crew, we know we are in for a very lively time as they welcome the enigmatic production techniques of Efflex inside for four original grimey sizzlers. From the jump we are transported into the heights of grime's most notorious periods as the urgent strings and horn-driven kicks of 'On The Move' open us up to a very enjoyable collection, followed by the system-busting reese textures and hypnotic arpeggios of 'Escape'. The mystic yet highly melodic woodwind sweeps of 'Rumble' are then thrust into view with more fantastic results, before 'Lurking' gives us one final dash of goodness to enjoy, reverting once again to epic string lines and alternating bass structures, giving us a fabulous sense of nostalgia throughout!
Review: Objekt has a real knack for unveiling a spicy new creation, with this incredible new two tracker giving us another quick blink into his mind's production eye. We open up with a proper gnarly roller in 'Bad Apples' gently swivelling between pulsating synthetic drives and almost industrialised dancehall style drum loops, all pushing and pulsating towards a seriously cool cascading crescendo. On the flip, we dive into an even more abstract creation as 'Ballast' delivers an explosively blippy design, focussing on stuttering glitches and big room 808 bangs, giving us a solid B-side alternative. Exceptional work here!