AGAINST NATURE (11 RECLAIMED FRAGMENTS) (CLEAR 2X12)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK29.06.10
this is the original version of >against nature< as intended by the artistes that never got released back in 2000. it features the orignal and missing tracks, but for the 1st time in the correct sequence. as a brucy bonus you get the 1st pressing on clear as a bell vinyl and a great photo insert giving a glimpse into the past of how it was all done on the halas industrial estate - fond memories indeed....
emerging from what sounds like the unknown depths of outer space, new artist icore drops a debut ep on osiris music uk lled with ve exercises in hypnotic, polyrhythmic tension. the a-side’s two tracks ’sigil’ and ‘status field’ feel like two parts of a whole, each establishing a minimal, kick-heavy march in 6/8 that would perfectly ll the cavernous hull of an abandoned mining vessel, lurching through empty parts of the galaxy to the sound of ominous drones and malfunctioning, high-end bleeps. the b-side is more cinematic in its scope, with opener ‘substance from shadow’ summoning a distinctly b-movie vibe in its melody, before both ‘claimed by night’ and ‘axiom’ retreat into darker, more ambient territory, the former thick in sub- bass kicks, the latter ramping up the dread with unnerving repetition.
als convertible, meist unplugged agierend, veröffentlicht hans platzgumer seit über zehn jahren filigrane, von schwermut und glasklarer schönheit getragene songs. es sind zeitlose tracks, nur mit piano, gitarre und sparsamster percussion auf den plattenteller getupft, die gerade auf grund ihrer reduktion so lange wirken. zehn minuten, drei stücke, länger braucht diese ep nicht, um alles zu erzählen über das, was uns am leben hält und selbst über unseren tod hinaus strahlt: love.
love notes from brooklyn offers up this platter from a very exciting new brooklyn artist, subtenant. as it says on the tin, the artisanal acid ep is heavy on the 303 squelches and emotional content. each track has a unique pairing of soul and heavy acid funk. evergeen soul is the clear lead track here, using a female snippet to keep this otherwise tough little number dancefloor friendly. this track is then reworked by detroit underground darling, d marc cantu, who pitches things up into funky rave territory. the flip side sees the title track feature the most soulful chords on the entire record, and then on the b2 the artist himself takes to the mic on know how it feels. this whole ep feels live and direct from the brooklyn underground.
ltd 2014 repress
treat me bad ep is all about dry vodka and round the block house party.. a minimal funkster that will for sure dry out the bar.. as if this wouldn t be enough, monsieur cabanne has also put his hands in dirt, bringing us a marvelous remix of the flagship track.. yeah, treat us bad ! you gotta spin this deep impact groovy minimal trick.. nn
new 12 inch from esteban adame on his own ican productions label. esteban is known from his previous work on ican, underground quality, and as a member of the underground resistance band galaxy 2 galaxy. solid productions here!