Posts Tagged ‘Untitled’

Blindfold, Untitled [Resonant – RESCD013, 2005]

August 26th, 2005 Comments off

blindfoldcdThe first contact with the Resonant label for Electronic Desert was made through the excellent “Flares” album by Port-royal. Resonant is among other things a label that has turned out to have a ambitious release schedule to say the least, since the review of “Flares” (May 2005) they’ve had not one but four subsequent releases. Blindfold being the first one of the four. These releases also make Resonant’s contour less fuzzy for a novice, such as myself, to their overall sound. Blindfold is the first out of the last four releases and the untitled album is filled to the brim with gentle guitar based vocal songs. All produced with a delicate touch and sense of detail. The attention to detail is also found in the packaging and the Resonant label as a whole for that matter.

Schräge Musik, Untitled [White Noise – WN003, 2004]

November 4th, 2004 Comments off

wn_samplerx3_2004Upcoming on White Noise is a series of 7-inches (Nov 2004), the handy vinyl format that doesn’t stress an independent label’s economy too much. The series is comprised by three releases by three different artists: Schräge Music featured on the WN001 split and two new signings (or aliases) “Kuken” and “Thallein”. Schräge Musik is first up with a harder than hard track, leaving his quirky electro displayed on WN001 far behind. This techno infused bass kick onslaught is not for the fainthearted. Although it’s seriously lacking in the groove’s department it is at least uncompromised. The flip side continues along similar lines, but is far less abusive and would qualify as a more conventional take on big bass kick techno.

Kuken, Untitled [White Noise – WN004, 2004]

November 4th, 2004 Comments off

wn_samplerx3_2004“Kuken” is a newcomer on WN and he/she is responsible for the second 7-inch in a series scheduled for release in Nov 2004. The first track out of two is a beatless filtered construction consisting of a variety of sounds treated in various ways including heavy oversteering. The flip side is also a beatless filtered construction consisting of a variety of sounds treated in various ways. With the difference that there’s a repetitive pattern that could qualify as rhythm. The conclusion can only be this one: it’s noise.

Thallein, Untitled [White Noise – WN005, 2004]

November 4th, 2004 Comments off

wn_samplerx3_2004“Thallein” is a newcomer on WN and he/she is responsible for the third 7-inch in a series scheduled for release in Nov 2004. Thallein sticks out the neck and starts of with some programmed drum machine beats and soaring soundscapes. Effectively building a track that rolls on and gives the impression of holding something back. It’s not revolutionary, but it’s working. In order not to be pigeonholed the flip side offers a beatless track with a fairly scary sampled screaming male in combination with distorted sounds and laughing children…

Frank And Bill/Laurent Brondel, Untitled [Skam – SMAK11/12, 2003]

December 16th, 2003 Comments off


At last this record got released and it’s FAB’s contribution to the ever growing and exclusive Smak split series. Other familiar faces here at Electronic Desert that has previously contributed to the Smak series include New Speaks’ Ola Bergman. This is another excellent release by the grossly underrated duo known as Frank and Bill. Their side, which would be 12 features three beautiful compositions filled to the brim with beats and breathtaking melodies.Starting off with some solid beat programming and atmosphere in “Pontiak” fused with an ending tasteful break and a hint of glitch makes the track work beautifully. “Early Morning Mambo” displays the warmth of the FAB sound to the fullest, the beats and the layers of melodic elements contrast in a very harmonic way. Did I mention their melodic strength? On to the third and last track and also my favourite on this release, “K20” is a classic in the making! It’s saturated with melancholy, superb forward moving crunchy beats and a melody to die for. The vocal influenced and played sounds complete the sonic picture. It’s an instant replay and it’s safe to say that Frank and Bill are going from strength to strength.The individual dwelling on the other side of the vinyl (actually I suspect it is the first side or 11, but I’m the one doing the reviewing here) is Laurent Brondel and his contribution differs in almost every conceivable aspect from FAB’s. “Siliconized”, “Synchronized” and “Materialized” could have been three beats intense electro-influenced excursions, landing in the harsher sonic spectrum, but the overtly use of vocorised vocals and generic use of female ones, completely spoils that attempt. However, it is positive to use the split format fully and you literally get a two-records-in-one deal. Take your pick. If you manage to get your hands on a copy, that is.