Review: Installing a new set of artists into its roster is the Infine label with a remix EP of the Glassforms album that Bruce Brubaker & Max Cooper released last year. Headlined by the likes of Donato Dozzy and Laurel Halo, there's also a shorter edit of the album's epic halfway track "Two Pages", and additional to that there's the experimental noise version by Tehranian producer Tegh. Daniele Di Gregorio leads the way with Dozzy in a piano variation of "Two Pages" while Laurel Halo takes on the sustained chords and epic strings of the original album's closing track, "Opening". Get your more traditional version from the Glassforms edit.
Review: With artists like Carl Craig, Deena Abdelwahed and Max Cooper keeping Agoria's Infine label in the headlines, so too does Frieder Nagel. Debuting in 2019 with the five-track Distract Robots EP, Nagel delivers the label its first release for 2021 with a deep, abstract and neo-classic EP of ambient and highly evocative experimental electronic music. With deep and string-themed vortexes to be explored in "The Arrival", find some minimal, prepared piano in "Calm Territory" next to the bass heavy brass tones of "Into The Open". And for that extra acoustic effect, find soft toms and percussion work mixed between ambient recordings of room noise and hopeful orchestral strings in "Para".
Review: How can we not think of James Ivory's classic Room With A View everytime this phrase is mentioned...or is it really that we're all just stuck in a room? In Rone's case it's as if, at large, this album has what it takes to get us out of bed and chase down the days in a burst of colour. Take the inspired motifs in tracks like "Human", "Babel" and "Sophora Japonica" to the Burial-esque, deeper and dubby material like "Reverie" and "Liminal". There's riffs, twinkling arpeggios and rolling progressions not far from Oni Ayhun in "Nouveau Monde '' alongside the outlandish claviers and drone of "Le Crapaud Dore". All with what's happening outside right now, a room with a view is a good place to be.
Review: Abstract club sounds from Tunisia make their way into the dance-sphere once more thanks to Deena Abdelwahed and French label Infin?. With varying strokes of percussion, dubstep, tribal and punky attitudes thrown into a mix of syncopated rhythms, atmospheres, textures and field recordings, Abdelwahed's tracks push the experimental aspect of a four-track dance EP to a new extended point. Aggy basslines dominate the shaded and disgruntled market grooves of "Ah'na Hakkeka", brought to call even further by the mystical folk, strings and staccato rhythms of "Insaniyti". More urban and undercover, exotic attitudes make their way into "Zardet Sidi Bagra" with dub poetics laced throughout the deeper club trip "Lila Fi Tounes". Highly Recommended.
Review: What a masterpiece we are in for here as we sit down to explore the magnificent creations of Deena Abdelwahed on this brand new 'Khonnar' project, courtesy of Infine France. From the off we can tell that the album is a serious look into the darker side of the electronic music expanse, with 'Ababab' launching us into an industrial techy abyss and 'Fdhiha' throwing us from left to right with dizzying drum chops and chilling background atmosphere. We are also given a brief taster of Deena's awesome soundscaping vision, with the purely instrumental 'Saratan' bringing out some potent themes and vocal twists, alongside the epic weirdness of 'A Scream In The Consciousness', which uses electronic potential to harness grizzly energy. As a project, this one can be classed as a real lesson in electronic creativity for sure!