Friday, 28 August
Debut EP of deeper Berlin techno by the newest addition to Marcel Dettmann's MDR label. After contributions to Dettmann's Fabric 77 mix and MDR 14.1, Ford proves dab hand at ghostly suspense with 'Arco Pitcairn', and tests out finer mix of rugged groove and floating atmospheres with 'Lidya Birkett' and the slinky gait of 'Rjiyen Orandin'.
Gauzy, lower case ambient suite from Japan's DJ Hotel. Originally self-released in 0213, now issued by London's videogamemusic 'Hope' dwells in a shadowy space between ambient-pop and the worn-down ferric treats of Opal Tapes, quietly focussed on microtonal shifts, barely-there bass padding and lo-fi dub FX, and is complimented by a low key BAT version of 'Vacancy'.
"Minecraft Volume Alpha, the first instalment of a two-part OST, is the work of German composer and musician Daniel Rosenfeld. Using C418 as his moniker, Rosenfeld crafted the sweeping soundtrack and vibrant sound design which helped breathe life into Minecraft's voxel-based universe. Fans and critics were universally enamored with his beatless, nuanced electronic pieces upon release. Popular gaming site Kotaku named it among The Best Game Music of 2011, calling the music "remarkably soothing," and The Guardian has compared Rosenfeld's delicate piano and sparse ambient motifs to lege… Read more