Boomkat Product Review:
Second volume of definitive label statements from Logos & Mumdance's Different Circles label, with six exclusive tracks from the label bosses plus Fis, Shapednoise, Yamaneko, Inkke and Sharp Veins.
Mumdance & Logos cut deep into the uncanny valley between grime, noise and ambient musics with the shockingly diverse Weightless Volume. 2, volleying five tracks from label fammo FiS, Shapednoise, Inkke, Sharp Veins and Yamaneko, plus the duo’s own, frankly massive Cafe Del Mar zinger.
With the label still hot from the Mumdance & Logos Presents Different Circles mix CD, this EP touches base with five new artists whose individual sounds have been crucial to the make-up of Different Circles’ club sets and on Mumdance and Logos’ respective Rinse FM shows ever since their label’s inception.
You couldn’t ask for a stronger indictment of where Mumdance and Logos are right now than Cafe Del Mar; an outstanding piece of work stacking lush modular synth pads to the rafters and socked with cavernous, inverted kicks, forming the closest you’ll ever get to a weightless sunset anthem from these two original nuttahs.
Trust their bandmate in The Sprawl, Shapednoise, to twyst hard away from that sound with the invasive contortion of Deep Core Consciousness, which feels like the first efforts of communication from a neural network of heavy machinery, and is proceeded by the impeccably smooth contours and thizzing glassy licks of Yamaneko’s Shadow Temple.
On the B-side, Kiwi producer FiS follows his exclusive contribution to Mumdance’s Fabriclive 80 mix with a deviant diffusion of the elements in Angels Of The Water Table, while Glasgow’s Inkke shoots from the hip with the blinding hi-wire hooks of Pioneer on a boisterous, beatless grime flex, and Alabama, USA’s Sharp Veins holds a bittersweet suspense to the edge with his dizzying mini string symphony, Already Bones.