Post Tagged with: "Frustrated Funk"

WE FORFEIT (Mix 3) :: Mulled wine, scented pine and yuletide electro

There have been some cracking electro records in the last twelve months, although the same could be said for the last sixty or one hundred and one months. Chris & Robbie sieved through some of their favs from past and present to add some sonic bite to that slab of turkey you’re gnawing on. It’s […]

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214 :: North Bend (Shipwrec)

Rich, dark, bright, textured and a cracking record. In all music there are certain names that shine brighter. Some artists grab the headlines. This position in the limelight can be based on past glories or down to sheer volume of releases. Sometimes it can be the all-important nod that shifts attention. Merit can be easily […]

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Heinrich Dressel :: Waterproof Theory (Frustrated Funk)

Warm, almost soothing, soundscapes are juxtaposed by arctic chills and clinical sounds. For more than seven years I’ve been covering the works of Minimal Rome. At the core of this vanguard of Italian electronics is Valerio Lombardozzi (aka Heinrich Dressel). After recent releases for Bordello A Parigi, Mannequin and his latest split album with Francesco […]

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Inkamera / Galaxian :: Double review (Last Known Trajectory)

It’s great to see LKT return to vinyl. The British label set a solid standard with their first outings. Inkarmera and Galaxian are quality additions to that well-rounded roster. Lukas moulds sonic sheets, dissecting robust forms into tight cylinders and pure patterns. Galaxian exemplifies the rawness of Glasgow, coupled with the city’s once bright-eyed vision […]

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V/A :: World Electronix 3 (Cultivated Electronics)

The World Electronix series has revived the original Cultivated Electronics EPs. The Electro sounds pioneered on those early outings are alive and well, muted notes combined with warming analogue moods, and are now being taken on by new hands and further moulded by veterans. Melting mechanics shift amidst melodic movements. I’m getting old. It seems […]

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Federico Leocata :: Zarathustra (Abstract Forms)

Amidst the northern winds and cutting hail of Zarathustra is an emotive warmth, a comforting core shielding the showers of modernity. Federico Leocata makes his full vinyl appearance for Abstract Forms with Zarathustra. The Italian artist has been active for a number of years now, focusing on digital releases but clocking up 12”s for WeMe […]

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Gosub :: Mirror Watcher (Abstract Forms)

Gosub scorches his rhythms with soldering iron precision whilst employing the darkened unemotional side of machines to produce a clean and sleek sound. Dissociation, alienation, the relentless march of a digital age where technology and man are fused into one. Electro is a style that has always enjoyed wrapping itself in mystery. Underground Resistance, Dopplereffekt […]

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V/A :: SOM Compilation Vol. 5 (Solar One Music)

SOM Compilation Vol. 5 deals with a sound with quite strict parameters and shows what quality artists can do within such structures. Of course, a vinyl edition of this superb outing would have been nice but overall this is an impressive and accomplished outing that borders on the flawless. [Release page] Solar One Music has […]

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