Review: The Graze collaboration between New Kanada label owner Adam Marshall and fellow Canadian producer Christian Andersen have been in rare form this year, delivering three completed works, and now a fourth before the year's end. The Edges album is one of the better LPs we've heard in 2013 that combines elements of deep techno and lo-fi house - with the slightest flecks of footwork and dubstep-influenced elements. For a lighter combination of all three, "Skip/Crush", the album's opener, is a perfect example of this, while "Cold Drop" is more bass inclined with warbles of grimey low end. For something decidedly techno, "Stack Away" delivers the goods, and for something leaning towards house music there's the euphoric "Airror" and urban sounding "Ripley".
Review: Marshall's label delivers this fascinating split release. The title track is the work of the label owner and it sees him exploring a sublime, tranced-out take on modern techno. Crystalline synths sparkle and glimmer in the half-light as from below a buzzing, grainy bass hums and grinds. It's an assured mixture of sounds and Marshall shows himself well able to fuse the ethereal with the visceral. On the flip, Crushfield delivers "Throwing Shade". Focusing on bass-heavy electro, the arrangement is punctuated by gut-wrenching bass licks, resonating 808 rhythms and acid-soaked pulses. It may not be as sonically adventurous as Marshall's contribution, but there's no doubt that it packs a serious punch.