Articles By: David Ferguson

Faex Optim :: Mercury EP (Kahvi Collective)

Minimal yet metaphysical, Mercury is indeed a magnum opus of the imagination and psyche at the full command of substance—designating the origin of all that exists (through a divine chaos) and the lucidity of bringing those sounds of the Mercury dream to encompass all things. Mercury is a fitting title for this past summer’s ethereal […]

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Mark Archer (Altern 8) :: Frequency Remixes (Balkan Vinyl)

[Release page] A play-by-play summary of the vinyl edition for March Archer’s Frequency Remixes on Balkan Vinyl. “Frequency (Luke Vibert remix)” :: After an 18-second intro using glitched/panned radio noise, the listener is prompted “Have we tried all the Northhampton frequencies?” – and the classic rave synth stabs and break drop. Vibert switches it up […]

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Reklein :: Piedmont (High Grade Media)

David Ferguson rewinds Piedmont (originally released in September 2009) to investigate further its alluring polyphonic arpeggios, spooky ambience and DSP trickery. Find out, if you haven’t already, how Reklein’s command of mixing the subtlety of beats, rhythmic noise and emphasis on chopped-up layers takes over the sonic scenery. [Release page] The first track on Piedmont […]

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Darkened :: Flipside (Octofoil)

“…Darkened has successfully captured the vibe of the spirit of the drums with Flipside. It creates a generally creepy ambience of found sounds and noises, blasts of reverberated and slap-back drums, and some deep subs…” (March 2010) Flipside is an album that conjures up images of genuine darkness. Darkened backs up his moniker – but […]

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