• A Brave Mu World

    Various - Amµnition

    Various - Amµnition

    Thanks to the helpful people that tend to break music down into bite-sized categories that are easier to digest and generalise about, it’s pretty safe to place the Planet Mu record label within the field of what is rather smugly known as ‘Intelligent Dance Music’. Unfortunately for the advocates of such generalising, the latest aural assault from Mu’s relatively hostile corner of the universe, entering our airspace in the form of the Ammunition tour and
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  • Electronic Music Composer - Abandon Music

    Reviewed by Maurizio Pustianaz (chaindlk.org)

    <b> Electronic Music Composer </b> - Abandon Music

    EMC is a duo made up of Ken Gibson (also active as [a]pendics.shuffle, 8fm, Pre Wig, Bal Cath and Rev Com) and Ian Read. By listenin to ABANDON MUSIC I thought instantly to this definition: raggae / dub music played by Autechre. In my opinion this give instantly an idea of the sound of the first half of the album, while the remaining five tracks are more like a deconstruction of a dance tune with deranged rhythmical parts where the tracks stops and go and at each
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  • Electronic Music Composer - Abandon Music

    <b> Electronic Music Composer </b> - Abandon Music

    Behind the suspiciously named Electronic Music Composer moniker are Kenneth Gibson and Ian Read. Elements of EFM are clearly audible all the way through, with the insurgent dancehall beat of Everything New Is Old firmly setting the tone. Full-on digital beat explosions and fat bass lines supported by violent bouts of acid squelches are found on the best part of this record. It is often difficult to make up any proper melody through the constant assault of
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  • Electronic Music Composer - Abandon Music

    Reviewed by Chris Prewett (scubba-cultcha.com)

    <b> Electronic Music Composer </b> - Abandon Music

    Electronic Music Composer’s ‘Abandon Music’ does pretty much exactly what the title suggests. Using the abstract computor template favored by Aphex Twin, Kid 606, Knifehandchop etc, the duo create massive scribbles of electronic noise which shoot off in all directions taking in collapsing scattergun beats (‘Suggested Surgery), regga tinged rhymes (Everything New is Old) and chirping laptop ambience (too Many Gringos Moving to the Neighbourhood), making sounds
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