Friday, 21 August
A fine showcase of bvdub's heart-on-sleeve ambient house sound, crossing lines between the sleepy dancefloor styles of his Earth House Hold alias and the bottomless scapes of his bvdub stuff like 'A Careful Ecstasy'.
Thursday, 20 August
*The first release on Rabit’s new Halcyon Veil imprint is the debut from 21 yr old SW Londoner Myth. 7 Track EP including an instrumental version of Myth & Rabit’s rework of Ciara’s ‘Backseat love’* ‘Evaporate’ is the first issue from Rabit’s highly promising Halcyon Veil label, and also the exceptional solo debut from 21 year old s.w. Londoner, Myth. Infectiously emotive and nimbly weightless, it rotates seven slick grime and 2-step instrumentals including the instantly recognisable version of his and Rabit’s flip of Ciara’s ‘Backseat Love’. Its seven tracks were salvaged from a series of cheap, dyi… Read more
**Gatefold slipcase with 12-page booklet of in-depth liner notes** 'Yuen Shan' (Round Mountain in Chinese) is a fascinating and deeply meditative percussive suite first conceived in Taiwan, 1973 and realised in 2014 using pre-recorded tape sound and live percussion recorded over the interim. It's the first new Ranta release in 25 years, and just reminded us the hypnotic brilliance of his 1970 'Mu' collaboration with Conny Plank and Mike Lewis, which was reissued in 2010 by Metaphon (who're also behind those excellent IPEM collections). We're dealing with highly esoteric and complex material he… Read more