Post Tagged with: "Broken Beat"

2methyl :: Etched (Agnost1k)

A definitive leftfield industrial avalanche, Etched is a textural bass and beat smorgasbord that pushes sounds of chaos to the edge. Reminiscent of early Amon Tobin (ref. Supermodified on Ninja Tune, 2000—especially “Rhino Jockey”) minus the jazzy elements, here we see the talented French producer (Nicolas Druoton aka 2methyl) reveal Etched following his 2015 release […]

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The Fear Ratio :: Refuge Of A Twisted Soul (Skam)

A creepy, dark collection of soundscapes and minor, skeletal melodies stretched out over sparse beats. One thing I love about writing reviews is that as a musician another musician’s work is a great way to reflect upon my own. Some albums even make me reconsider my own approaches, which is not surprising but it’s harder […]

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Hecq :: Conversions (Ad Noiseam)

A beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen beauty of chaos, capturing us at visceral moments while deconstructing and reconstructing our mental awareness of the process. Hecq‘s aptly titled Conversions—a homage to his peers, influences and friends—is a beautiful expression of discipline and freedom by design, with darkness and unseen […]

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το σκιαγράφημα :: Dinner with Alexia EP (33)

A welcomed and unique low-riding sonic manifest. To Skiagrafhma (το σκιαγράφημα—in Greek, which translates to the sketch) reveals five brooding dub spheres for Greece-based 33. One can hear faint shadows of Mono (ref. “Life In Mono” single—Echo/Mercury, 1997) as well as early-era Amon Tobin (ref. Supermodified—Ninja Tune, 2000) trickling into earshot via Dinner with Alexia. […]

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Shlohmo :: Bad Vibes (Friends Of Friends)

Bad Vibes is a collection of colourful, tinplate toy butterflies, whose hinges creak and fly wheels wind down erratically. [Release page] A member of the genial-sounding Friends Of Friends posse in Los Angeles, Henry Laufer (aka Shlohmo) is a visual artist and self-taught assembler of odd beats and mushy audio, inspired by lo-fi electronica, rhythm’n’blues and screwed […]

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Suck Susan :: No Head In The Helmet (UVG212 / Daddy Tank)

Sliced into fragments of minutes, Suck Susan manages to somehow elaborate on form and function, offering a maze of definitive, decomposed fractures that yield a smattering of processed vocals, samples, found sounds, bass and heavy beat workings. [Release page] Suck Susan is an interesting project, to say the least. Had imprints like Skam, Merck and […]

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Derek Piotr :: Airing (Bitsquare)

Carefully processed, minimal and manipulated layers of various instruments, beats, clicks, field recordings and his own vocals are lowered down from above and slotted together with the delicate precision but contradictory force of an industrial crane, placing steel girders into concrete foundations and often leaving you in the centre his own musical construction site. The […]

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