Boomkat Product Review:
Its a surefire way of getting noticed – having perfected the Soundhack school of cut-up edits and delivering what must surely count as one of the finest examples in the genre last year with Secondo’s massive “It’s Okay, I’ve Overstood”, those good people at the Dreck label now do the unthinkable, head for the other end of the spectrum and conjure up a deeply sublime collection of clicked-up cinematic pieces for the people locked in at downtempo. Make no mistake - “The Ends” is a record as moving and well constructed as Murcof’s unbeleivable debut “Martes”. The methodology is interesting enough – the tracks on board were constructed entirely out of the ‘ends’ of tracks (hence the title) - but the magic lies outside the technique. Radovan Scasascia (for he is Am/Pm) works through several layers of connection – the skeletal percussion acting as perfect catalyst and background for deeply melodic and strangely sparse sequences – chords, strings, traces of piano and even a sliver of the human voice represent themselves with broken precision, working on the senses with an uncompromising aesthetic that is at all times deeply involving. The working methods of Jan Jelinek also come to mind (though this is far removed from the Jazz catalyst of his loop-finding endeavours), but you just cant help and get the feeling that this record, and quite possibly this label as a whole, are working on a front and an approach which is quite remarkably their own. If you fell in love with Murcof – check this out without delay for something just as moving and just as joyously fresh. Beautiful music.