Reviewed by Ali Burge (twenty4-seven.co.uk)
Hailing from LA, Phthalocyanine's second album on Worcester's renowned Planet Mu label takes the experimental elements of his previous work and adds what is concidered pure evil by fellow practitioners: melody. Not conventional melody though, as the sounds on this album are very much off kilter. 'No One Said You Didn't' sounds at times like a war fought in a future where the only weapons are musical instruments, with snare hits mowing down lines of infantry and synths obliterating whole cities. This is what War of the Worlds was all supposed to sound like.
Reviewed by Ben Edwards (DJ magazine)
It's difficult to know how to approach Dimitri Fergadis' Phthalocyanine project. For starters, it sounds like a 33rpm car crash stuck on 35. In fact, it would take the harshest, most toxic mind-bending hallucinogens to untangle this chaotic mess. Still, if you can look past the dysfunctional 2000bpm racket, lurking in the rubble are faded shades of Amon Tobin, Carl Cox in his rave days, hardcore gabba and even Belgian techno. Granted, you have to look pretty
Reviewed by Dave Stenton (iDJ)
It's always with a slight sense of apprehension that I greet the arrival of a new album from Planet Mu, such is the, er, 'uncompromising' nature of the music they release. So, the accompanying press material for Phthalocyanine's second album, which promised some of his 'most listenable' work yet, did little to allay the perpetual unease. I couldn't possibly describe the album (well, I can try: it sounds like David Axelrod remixing Hixxy & Sharkey. Or maybe the
Reviewed by JM (Knoledge)
Planet Mu is the label that recently brought jungle pioneers Bizzy B and Remarc out of retirement, but this face-meltingly weird album from Los Angeles sound mangler Phthalocyanine (catchy name, mate) is on different tip altogether. A heady, messy mixture of gabba, d&b and Aphex Twin-style electronics, it sounds like a mad scientist's experiment gone horribly wrong. It's great fun in a schizophrenic kind of way, and is a definite must-check for those that like
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