Review: The latest E.P on Craig Bratley's impressive Magic Feet imprint comes from the man himself, ably assisted by Crazy P chanteuse Danielle Moore. Even by her high standards, Moore's vocals here are particularly husky and atmospheric, and perfectly compliment Bratley's dark, woozy, throbbing backing track (think sharp Italo-disco fused with pitched-down acid house). The accompanying remixes are predictably fine, too. Andrew Weatherall naturally steals the show by turning "Play The Game" into an epic chunk of sparse and druggy synth-pop-goes-clubbing weirdness, though Hsyertic's muscular, shirts-off Italo-disco interpretation is pretty darn tasty, too. In other words, it's a very strong E.P, all told.
Review: It's been two years since occasional Corresondant [sic] contributor Paresse made his bow on Magic Feet Recordings. Back then, he was allowed two tracks on a split 12"; here, label boss Craig Bratley has given him a whole EP on which to showcase his wares. He duly delivers, giddily charging between the throbbing, late night house psychedelia of "Let Me Out of This Studio" and the fuzzy, intoxicating electronic chug of "Hypno Hips". Paresse switches to gentle Balearic disco mode for the dreamy and glistening brilliance of "The Flaneur", where eyes-closed guitar motifs glint in the afternoon sunshine, before showcasing his grasp of mood and melody on the melancholic synth-pop bliss of the heart-aching "Zen Fishing".