Metamatics, Remixes [Delikatessen Records – PLATE3, 2002]

June 29th, 2002 Comments off

delikatessen_plate3_2002Metamatics of Neo Ouija fame gets remixed and ends up on this, the third delikatessen release. A-side’s first track “byeway rewired” has the distinct sounds of the remixer: sense. And what a fantastic track it is, a nice build up leading to some serious beats programming and a pulsating deep bass. None other than sense could have done this remix. The second track “the pod el major de la nova” features some Boards of Canada like vocal sample handling and melody, a nice track. Remix courtesy of lgb. The B-side also contains two tracks: “shit hot dirt hotwired in walsall” and “the pod parallactic”. The first has some heavy, heavy beats accompanied with almost harsh sounding textures creating a melodic piece that moves along nicely. The second one features a lonely sounding synthesizer, alongside reluctant beats and filtered vocal samples. It is the contribution by remixer number four: setzer. Did I mention that the artwork is outstanding?

Crunch, 10″ [Delikatessen Records – PLATE2, 2002]

June 29th, 2002 Comments off

delikatessen_plate2_2002The mysterious Crunch with an album release on Musik Aus Strom and an EP on Colony is responsible for this second release on delikatessen. The A-side’s single track “boy.rek” is amazing, strong beats sprinkled with some delightful clicks, a solid bass-line and a melody that is sure to bring tears to your eyes. The B-side contains two tracks: “karot” and “lektropelar”. The first got a fair bit of drive and moves along nicely accompanied by a deep bass and a hint of vocal samples. The second one is beat less and fairly experimental sound collection. Last but not least the artwork is top-class once again.

Lusine ICL, Sustain [Delikatessen Records – PLATE1, 2002]

June 29th, 2002 Comments off

delikatessen_plate1_2002L’Usine ICL did the honors and was the first to release on delikatessen records. This beautifully packaged 10-inch contains 4 strong L’Usine tracks. As always it is a display of carefully constructed beats, bass-lines and selected sounds. Starting of with “In Flight” a beatless soundscape number that is followed by a Funkstörung remix of L’Usine’s “Sustain”. On the B-side you’ll find outstanding beats programming and atmosphere on “What’s the Score?” followed by a hip hop influenced “Sustain”.

Naono, Slope Drifting [Vibrant Music – VMD-3, 2002]

June 28th, 2002 Comments off

naono_slopeIt is the debut album of 24-year old Greek artist Naono for Vibrant Music, following the quite brilliant 12- inch EP Ati Pol. Apparently this is a CD-only release and running 54 minutes in lenght divided into 14 individual tracks. But since the tracks are intertwined, it can very well be viewed as a 54 minute long composition. There is a definite downbeat feel to the album and atmospheric elements are in center on most of the tracks, but there some rhytmic elements and some nice sounds as well all and all Slope Drifting spells: mature production. Tracklisting: Ablls, Amer, Desap, Questive, Unadio, Moor, Isaidbee, Through, Pazar Looks, Ne Ol, Amayement, Parcet, Ginx, Spon.

Funckarma, Part 5 [DUB Recordings – DUB 23, 2002]

May 23rd, 2002 Comments off

dub23_centerlabelComplex beats, plenty of bass and the lushest sounding melodies, as you would expect from this outstanding group: Funckarma. They are releasing records in a furious tempo right now, and this, the fifth part in their parts’ series is simply brilliant. It doesn’t get any better than this (well that’s my opinion anyhow.) DUB recordings and Funckarma have done it again and this 4-track 12″ is most definetly a classic in the making!