Review: United States-based producer Kokanshu makes glitchy, abstract and occasionally surprisingly melodic electronica inspired by paranoid dreams of technological Armageddon. This first expansive full length for Binalog Productions features tracks from two previously self-released sets, Grabbing Pixels and Tiny Parachutes. Amongst the Aphex Twin-ish glitchery (see the skittish, casually melodic "Warm & Fuzzy on Lake Sammamish") and Autechre style industrial IDM, you'll find the odd chunk of cascading ambience and hard-as-nails electro. For the most part, though, Tiny Pixels is discordant and other wordly - a dreamy, occasionally nightmarish trip into the far reaches of electronic music.
Review: Classical electro vibes alert: German producer Bassasynthz has delivered a sweet six tracker that rocks with the utmost retro charm. "BassAzRock" ignites with a sharp serious of angular breakbeat and icy synth work. "Supercharged" follows, and with it comes a moodier halfstep and heavily processed robo-vox. Later on we hit harder, more punishing Radioactiveman style breakbeats ("eDopa Rebound") before ending on a colder paranoid groove ("Bass Comand"). Dark stuff.