Review: The latest release on Kieran's label is based on a session he did with Speedy J in Rotterdam. It's not hard to hear the Dutch producer's influence on the title track. The bass is ominous and menacing, and it is surrounded by filtered drums and a tense vocal. "Two Minds" also features the sound of the human voice, but this time it comes in the form of a resonating vocal that bleeds into a hypnotic, tonal groove and shuffling drums, like a more streamlined version of a Sleeparchive track. Rounding off the release is "Basic Pitch", where the Northern Irish producer flexes his creative muscles to deliver a phased drum track.
Review: Northern Irish techno veteran Phil Kieran seems to be having fun with the Le Carousel alias, which has so far allowed him to indulge his new wave, krautrock, synth-pop, Italo and electro influences. "Destroy Us" is the first Le Carousel single for two years, and sounds like a fusion of Asphodells-ish, shoegaze-influenced kosmiche and early Giorgio Moroder. Given the Asphodells influence, it's probably fitting that Timothy J Fairplay (one half of that act, alongside Andrew Weatherall) contributes a typically eccentric, heavily electronic remix, with bubbling melodies resting on shuffling drum machine percussion. The other remix comes from Love From Outer Space types Hardway Brothers, and brilliantly emphasizes the Moroder style elements will adding a touch of aural dystopia.