Monday, 10 March
"San Francisco native Patrick Sexx (real name Patrick Sexton) creates electronic-tinged works that are birthed from the combination of his constant search for experimental sounds along with a never-resting intuitive mind. His debut full length album The Shadow That Took Shape, is set for release March 11th on Alpha Pup Records and weaves together energetic sub frequencies with triumphant synthesis to forge his singular sound. Patrick builds upon both melody and rhythms that create a constant pulse across various patterns that take shape across the album. A good indicator o… Read more
The deft fingers behind the awesome 'Chinoiseries' LP returns with another album of triple dope Dilla styled beat offcuts and idiosyncratic sample sketches for French label Favourite. His last effort is one of the best instumental hiphop albums we've heard in the last few years so expectations were high for this one, but no worries, the man done good with a set of compact riddim visions and refried snippets of vinyl ephemera ranking up close to the likes of the late, great Dilla, Madlib or even the RZA due to his predilection for far Vietnamese and Far Eastern score samples and dialogue. The sample po… Read more
Still baffling folks the world over, Harmonia give us another glimpse into the odd in-joke of 'Skwee International Vol.2'. It's madness as usual with this follow-up to Ramp/Harmonia's 'Skwee Tooth' comp, collecting new names like Iceland's Rabbi Bananas, the Swedish/Irish duo Uday and Markis Sage, adding their own spin to the strange discipline. Easy and Center Of The Universe fold in odd Anatolian influences on 'Hamada' while Markis Sage makes a sticky brew of R'n'B, dub and IDM on 'Creature Of Lagoon'. On Daniel Salvio's touching 'People Die, Love Don't' he nails brilliant Sca… Read more
"The second release on diametric. continues to form the sound of the label with music by tangula, a project by a well known artist around the deep techno scene. As both, the artist and the label, agree in the fact that techno should be faceless, the focus is not on names and faces here. Listen to the music and enjoy a release full of deepness, melodies, melancholy but also driving beats, funk and futurism. Pure techno with balls."
Former Yellow Swan Gabriel Saloman presents another beautifully dystopian composition for dance, nearly one year on from his elegantly sombre solo debut, 'Adhere'. This time he's soundtracking Daisy Karen Thompson's choreography for 'Riots Don't Just Happen', reflecting it's themes of causality with a brooding mass of overcast drone precipitating massive battery of militant percussion. Meditating on a Martin Luther King statement, "Riot is the language of the unheard", Saloman tempers and transposes the incendiary rage of Yellow Swans to a more sophisticated and theatrical… Read more
Berlin publishing house, Infinite Greyscale present a beautiful 2nd issue courtesy of West Coast sorrow-monger, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma of Tarentel and The Alps. In key with their other releases this week - a 10" by former Yellow Swan, Gabriel Saloman, the heavy-hearted 'Requiem (for violin and magnetic tape)' dredges up almost painfully powerful sentiments with a masterful appreciation of tone and shade. It's an ostensibly static piece of keening hi-end violin pitches and barely-there but somehow nauseous low-end ferric presence all occurring in a gauzily mesmeri… Read more