There can only be one… – It is really? – Yes. Unmistakeably so, that programming and the sub bass? There is no question, with out a doubt it is in fact the one and only: Roel Funcken! Even the run-out is great. – Come on? – I know this. I have never played this on… Continue reading How Excellent Can Something Get?
– Please stop! Now! Just stop! Please. Where is the rack at? – It right there? – There is a limiter in the cabinet? Right? There must be a limiter? – Yes. Of course there is a limiter. – What is going on? It should have clipped a long, long time ago? The way you… Continue reading It’s Disconnected
It’s e-dub of the highest order and the production techniques are perfected. Some like and some don’t. I think it’s simply masterful!
“Shipyards and Engineering Co. Ltd.” is the album that followed the twelve-inch with the same name that was released on DUB recordings in 2002. The album contains the tracks from the single release other assorted Phako offerings as well as two videos. It’s not just something for the collectors, because it contains great beats intense… Continue reading Phako, Shipyards and Engineering Co. Ltd. [DUB Recordings – DUB CD06, 2002]
A lovely four track EP by Plod out on Worm Interface, apparently released last year (2002) it didn’t surface in the vicinity of the desert until this year. The EP starts off with the delightful “Fast Forward” containing top-class production, excellent beats and an all-around niceness in short it’s a wonderful track. “Sillgrisslan” follows it,… Continue reading Plod, Fast Forward EP [Worm Interface – WI028, 2002]
A three track live recording made with the sole purpose to archive the audio/visual happenings at the Sintesi Electronic Art Festival, hence the labels name. All the recorded performances were hosted in the XVI Century church of “San Serero al Pendino”. First up is LeafcutterJohn and his contribution “Untitled” starts off with an exploration of… Continue reading Various Artists, Sintesi Output 01 [Sintesi Archivio – SINARCD01, 2002]
Excellent full-length follow-up to “The Laurel EP” the first Colony Productions release that incidently also featured Crunch. Apart from 10 excellent bass ladden crunchy electronica tracks you get remixes by: Funkstörung, Bit_Meddler, Evac, L’usine ICL, Skoptic and Crunch. If you liked “The Laurel EP” and the full-length release “1” on Music Aus Strom I strongly… Continue reading Crunch, 2 [Colony – COL002CD, 2002]
A compilation from the influential Funkstörung label Music Aus Strom. And it is excellent, but with the participation of: Metamatics, L’usine ICL, Xela, Adam Johnson, Autophonic, Funckarma, Michael Fakesch and Mr Projectile you can’t go wrong. At the time of the release most of the tracks where unreleased, and now some nine months later the… Continue reading Various Artists, MAS Confusion [Music Aus Strom – !K7137LP, 2002]
Some beautiful pieces of music that the accomplished Lackluster has put together on “Wrapping” the latest full-length delivered by him. One of the last releases if not the very last release on the reportedly terminated defocus label, who brought us among other things last year’s brilliant “Enveloped” album by Esem, the awesome “Ikae” 12-inch by… Continue reading Lackluster, Wrapping [Defocus – FOC369, 2002]
This EU release on the Pause_2 imprint is a full-length album entitled “Warm Math”. The album contains twelve tracks of down tempo hip hop influenced beats, carefully constructed melodies and slight retro feelings. Not necessarily a bad thing and there’re plenty of examples of that on the album. For example the opening “Retro” [sic!] with… Continue reading EU, Warm Math [Pause_2 Recordings – PAUSE008, 2002]