Boomkat Product Review:
The process of becoming a respected electronica imprint used to involve a bare knuckle boxing match held after dark in secluded home county barns but, just like fox hunting before, the city folk have gone and banned it with new labels wishing to make a name for themselves now required to release a compilation instead. The Audiobulb label here scatters a handful of names you already know (Ochre, Robin Judge, Diagram of Suburban Chaos) amongst a load you probably don't (Oti, Autistici, Taavi Tuley, Claudia). Featuring something to please all electronic cognoscente's palates, 'Intricate Maximals' showcases minimal style clicks and fizz with Autistici's 'Nurture Nature', chopped vocals and drifting digital proclivity on Diagram of Suburban Chaos' 'So Gone (Ventramix)' and the lint-like, half captured crackle of Jan Jelinek through Robin Judge's 'Fall'. Elsewhere Taavi Tulev comes across like a less breaks obsessed Keith Tenniswood with the penetrating beats and giddy percussion of 'Tuhikli'. Check.