High quality compressed file. The file includes embedded artist/title info & artwork and is suitable for home/iPod/phone use. Usual price £1.15 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file, with large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files contain no embedded artist/title info or artwork but playback is universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for WAVs is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with very efficient file sizing e.g. 40MB per track. The files also include embedded artist/title info & artwork. Playback, metadata and artwork are moderately well supported (but not for iTunes, iPod or Windows Media Player). The usual price for a FLAC is £1.65 per track.
Compressed lossless file with efficient sizing e.g. 45MB per track. The files contain artist/title info & artwork, and while not widely supported for playback at present, they are compatible with iTunes/iPod. The usual price for a ALAC is £1.65 per track.
Uncompressed lossless file with a large file size (e.g. 70MB per track). The files include embedded artist/title info and artwork in iTunes and some others, with playback universally compatible on all software/hardware. The usual price for AIFFs is £1.65 per track.
Next up on Hardgroove is Nuke with a diverse EP. "Cookie Love" starts the release in frenetic mode. Claps crash in over a menacing organ, with this interplay held together by a driving rhythm. It has echoes of Robert Hood's minimal techno sound. "Legal Vacuum" is another peak-time track. Centred on a layered, building filter, Nuke underpins it with a steely groove. "Ignorant Groovers" is also stripped back and linear. Revolving around a lithe rhythm, it features subtle vocal samples and chiming bells. The only exception to this approach is "Ten Eleven Twelve". Led by dubbed out drums, once again it sees Nuke fuse a looped vocal with subtle filter builds.
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