• Luke Vibert - Lover's Acid

    Reviewed by Neil Gardner (Rock Sound)

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Lover's Acid

    Another year another label for the dextrous Mr Vibert. 'Lover's Acid' collects together a series of analogue acid 12-inches, recorded for Mike Paradinas' excellent Planet Mu imprint between 00-04. In many ways a sister release to 'Yoseph', out on Warp last year, it's another mixed bag of styles. The title track is slow and dreamily contemplative, while the aggressive 'Prik Tat' rocks like a prime Danny Breaaks off-cut. 'Dirty Fucker', perhaps a paean to the late
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  • Luke Vibert - Lover's Acid

    Reviewed by Ben Murphy (speakerspushtheair.com)

    <b> Luke Vibert </b> - Lover's Acid

    The first summer of love in 1968 was built on a foundation of counter-cultural politics, far-out rock, kaftans and very powerful hallucinogenic drugs. Canoodling hippy couples were seeing tangerine trees in each other's eyes, fuelled by potent lover's acid. Groovy baby!

    Come the second summer of love - 1988 to be precise - the drug of choice was the disco biscuit, a rather different drug which nonetheless had the ability to transform the most ardent terrace
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  • Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by Adam Anonymous (undercover magazine)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Scotland is a beautiful and sometimes harsh backdrop for creating music of any description, but somehow perfect for carefully assembled electronica. Like famous Cornishman Richard D James before him, affable chap John Charles Wilson, aka Frog Pocket, carries an unmistakeable Celtic influence through Gonglot, awkward song titls and all. Fittingly, Aphex Twin's ambient works and, more recently the beautiful piano-brushed mellow moments of his Drukqs double set provide
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  • Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Reviewed by Jon Andrews (Future Music)

    Frog Pocket - Gonglot

    Glitchy beats are becoming a bit of a norm round these parts. What was nce a cutting edge genre now often seems a fairly dull attempt at extreme drum programming. Planet Mu were once the great backers of this but, thankfully, recent releases are moving away from the formula. On this one, for example, all the piercing stuff is there but it's backed by some quite stunning traditional, synthetic and downright melodic stuff. There's stuff going back to 1999 on here,
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