Review: Kyo are Hannes Norrvide of Lust For Youth and fellow Posh Isolation artist Frederik Valentin. On their new offering titled All The Same Dream, they recruit New York City's Jeuru - a recent transplant to Copenhagen - whose treated r'n'b style vocals compliment the Danish avant-pop auteurs and their bold/monochromatic sound. From the emotional outpouring of "To All My Future Lovers", the glacial shoegaze-ish drone textures of "Because Of You", or the evocative closer "Take Me Home" where a slow burning industrial groove accompanies Jeuru's haunting monologue - this is a deep and introspective experience that's perfect for solitary after hours sessions.
Review: VARG project continues to grow and expand the techno spectrum, coming through with the fifth and final chapter of the Nordic Flora series, out through his own Posh Isolation stable. The producer is no stranger to an album, with this one making it almost two dozen LPs to date and, as per usual, there are all sorts of syles and influences in here, ranging from the utterly vast and beatless, to more dance-minded structures that blend the boundaries between techno and drone. CRUSH is a melting pot of sounds, constantly shifting and pushing the boundaries of what we categorize as 'dance' music, and it seems like our good friend VARG has found the right formula to make this cocktail a lasting and memorable one. In fact, we'd be stuck to find any other album which manages to fade two opposite worlds together - the world of peace and the world of war. It's another killer Varg outing here. Recommended.