Post Tagged with: "Downbeat"

Midday Static & Faex Optim :: Double review (Self-Released/Carpe Sonum)

Combining the latest albums by Midday Static (Verichrome, Self-Released) and Faex Optim (Look Around You, Carpe Sonum) creates an utterly sublime and nostalgic reality. Verichrome Midday Static (aka Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Dylan Boyd) continues in his signature rich color shaping with Verichrome—a follow-up to Ektachrome (Self-Released, February 2017). It’s hard to believe that only four months have […]

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Midday Static :: Ektachrome (Self-Released)

References, contrasts and comparisons aside, Midday Static fine tunes his sound with Ektachrome, an album that is lively and condensed in a thick kaleidoscopic downbeat stew. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Dylan Boyd (aka Midday Static) understands how to combine those early inspirational Boards of Canada sounds with textured guitar works of his own. Last years Kodachrome rested on fuzzier static […]

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V​/​A :: Frequencies Of The Mind III (Mindtrick)

Oozing with subdued electrical patches and driving rhythms, there’s plenty to digest as FM3 jets to the top of our 2016 list—an intoxicating, surreal musical plateau reaching the far recesses of the mind. Rotterdam, Holland-based Mindtrick, known for the their expansive bass, beats and far-off sonic retreats, hits hard with their third installment in the […]

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Wermonster :: Solar Tales EP (Uncomfortable Beats)

Wermonster distills layers upon layers of found sounds and a few voices to orchestrate an organic musical amalgam of textured beatwork and transitory sonic vistas worth investigating further. Inspired by the urban environment, Wermonster—a Berlin-based French producer—has tailored an extended 4-track player that invites the listener to a plethora of downtempo fluttering beats, subdued hip-hop […]

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Superlauncher :: Catalysm (UNOIKI)

As these mutating pulses of bass, noise and hypnotizing dub cycle through the ears, one can’t help but become entranced by these unusual sounds—both stripped and engulfing. [Release page] A mixture of granulated digital rhythms reminiscent of the aura left behind by the Clicks’n Cuts movement is ever present here—crisped blips, snips and snaps from […]

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