Boomkat Product Review:
London's Kompakt-sponsored Dreck imprint has quietly trailblazed its way with innovation and unspeakably good taste to become one of the most consistantly enjoyable and daring labels operating today. It's a collective that fascinates itself with technique and microscopic detail without falling victim to over-analysis or arid academic aspiration. Take, for example, the mind-crushingly funked-up splicing edits of the awesome Secondo - rigidly forensic in method, gloriously in-effect on the floor. AM/PM, meanwhile, also look at the small detail the rest of us quite happily ignore. Their two "Ends" volumes (this being Part II) construct beautifully spacious and cinematic expanses from loops, edits and re-arrangements of the "ends" of records. Not an entirely new technique, but no one has made such beautifully serene and developed use of the format. The music of "The Ends" is able to evoke vast textures and minute enclaves of sound at one and the same time - if you're into Murcof or the effervescent jazz-looped warmth of Jan Jelinek this record is an absolute must. Gorgeous.