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!