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Sep 30, 2014 / 1 note

Fifty Grand - VIVISECT
Dance Naked - Venus In Furs > Point Of Change [aufnahme + wiedergabe]
Tones On Tail - Christian Says > Everything [ BEGGARS BANQUET ]
The Chemical Brothers - All Rights Reversed > We Are the Night [ ASTRALWERKS ]
Cocksure - Skeemy Gates > TVMALSV [ METROPOLIS ]
Local Harlot - Area Whore Confirmed > Planet Corpse
Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind > 20 Years Metroplex 1985-2005 [ TRESOR / METROPLEX ]
Illum - The Road (Charles Manier Remix) > Sphere Spectre Vex | ZEN203M [ NINJATUNE ]
Void Vision - Sour (Vanzetti & Sacco Remix) > Sour EP
Passarella Death Squad - Ghosts > Ghosts [ DAYS OF BEING WILD ]
Drexciya - Surface Terrestrial Colonization > Neptune’s Lair [ TRESOR ]
Severed Heads - Greater Reward > Rotund for Success
Society Burning - Exile (Cyborgs On Crack Remix)
ATTRITION - Narcissist (ID Mix by Angst Pop feat. Technomancer) > Narcissist vs One Horse Rider
Legowelt - Excalibur R8MK2 > Crystal Cult [ Crème Organization ]
Si Begg - Like You Just Don’t Care (Bored at Club U.K.) > Commuter World [ Caipirinha Productions ]
g-man aka gez varley - EL JEM (PERC REMIX) > Quo Vadis - EL Jem remixes [ GMR RECORDS ]
Concrete Fence (Regis & Russell Haswell) - Industrial Disease
Cabaret Voltaire - On Every Other Street > Mix-Up [ ROUGH TRADE ]
Jah Shaka - night and day dub > Commandments Of Dub 5 - Jah Dub Creator [ Jah Shaka Music ]
Public Image Limited - Banging The Door > The Flowers of Romance [ VIRGIN ]
Mark Stewart - As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade > As the Veneer of Democracy Starts to Fade [ MUTE ]
S.I.N.A - machine > snapshot [ HANDS PRODUCTIONS ]

Sep 30, 2014

(Selections mostly of bands he has seen live)
Dead Swans - Preferring The Worst
Hang The Bastard - Interplanetary Portals
Every Time I Die - Underwater Bimbos From Outer Space
King Conquer - Digitally Trasmitted Disease
Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Insanity
Slipknot - The Shape
Korn - Here To Stay
Duck Duck Goose - Boy Oh Boy I Aint No Wiz Kid
Burial - Forgive

Sep 29, 2014 / 4 notes


Further Reductions: Woodwork (Cititrax)

This six-track EP on Minimal Wave’s Cititrax imprint comes out of leftfield as a collaborative effort between the Brooklyn duo of Shawn O’Sullivan (known for his work as Vapauteen, 400PPM and Civil Duty) and Katie Rose. Refreshingly, the pair manage to fuse together disparate elements of minimal techno, acid, early club music, industrial dance music, and noise in interesting ways. Despite being under 30 minutes in length, the two pack quite a lot in, with tracks that provide nice stark contrast to one another. My favorite tracks on Woodwork are slightly slower in tempo but have a heavy, chugging groove. Opener “High End Basics” sets the tone well, with its coarse, chugging rhythm section, brass stabs, and unintelligible vocals from Rose.

“Woodwork,” on the other hand, is the most energetic of the bunch, with no vocals and squelchy patterns over a reverberated groove. It’s the most harrowing of them all, but all of these tracks do a good job straddling something more menacing and alien alongside something that feels familiar and inviting. They have this strange lo-fi groove and reverb depth in common with the chunkier grooves of recent Andy Stott releases on Modern Love, particularly on “Spectacle Dissolved” which sounds closest to Stott’s own Luxury Problems release. The transition in its syncopated layers from dry to wet in its final moment gets me every time, a really cool way to manipulate the sound and move it further away as the track winds down. “Beyond Time” is another instrumental jam that works quite well in its position in the tracklisting, with an icy cool electro vibe immersed in FR’s usual murkier waters. But perhaps the finest moment is last, in “Death to the Beat.” Its combo of industrial dance sounds, references to minimal techno, and irresistible hook make it one of the real standouts here. I highly recommend Further Reductions to anyone interested in the splintering and merging of sounds and micro-genres and trends in electronic dance music, touching on such disparate hashtags as witch house, idm, techno, industrial, and the ever-vague “other.” Tinges of Chris & Cosey at their finest come to mind, without sounding like mere homage or pastiche. Excellent stuff.

Buy it: Boomkat | Bleep | iTunes | Amazon

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Sep 26, 2014 / 2 notes

1 Island in Video Cassette // Takemoto Akira
2 Climbing The Corporate Ladder // Nmesh
3 Funnel of Love // SQURL feat. Madeline Follin
4 glossolalia // GNAW THEIR TONGUES
5 svovel // SØLVE
6 Lupine // John Digweed & Nick Muir vs Henry Saiz
7 NATALIE NATALIA // Coco ᴐaᴚᴃoᵯᴃ (Prod. by Nattymari)
8 End Your Thoughts // The Ceremonial Dagger
9 Wasteland (44,000 Years In the Making)// Ultrademon
10 Carbon Wulf // Bibio
11 Shadows to Whispers // MAHR
12 occultum lapidem————— // I††
13 One Horse, Reprise (ATTRITION remix) // ATTRITION