The least that can be said about The Gasman’s second album, The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety, is that it is a truly ambitious project. Thirty-four tracks scattered over two CDs, totalling well over two hours of processed beats, flamboyant orchestral moments and delicate constructions.
Hailing from Portsmouth, Christopher Reeves developed an interest for electronic music while at a very young age, and began experimenting with tapes of old classical
Massive double-cd set from Portsmouth’s Chris Reeves for Planet Mu, once again pairing his love of Aphex-style playful intricacies with a harrowing line in abandoned dancehall instrumentals. The opening of this album defies expectations with its dense splice-up of choral phrases and ghostly ice-rink vibes, seemingly influenced by VVM’s Caretaker and Akira Rabelais’ haunting choir re-arrangements. ‘Imodium’ does this particularly well, you don’t quite now
Reviewed by editor (BBC.co.uk)
Feel the love with some hardcore jungle.
Stumped for a Valentine’s Day gift this year? Why not present your beloved with 60 minutes of extremely hard cartoon jungle? Feel their ardour as the hoover bass kicks in on Running Out Of Time. See their eyes light up as Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give Up is cannily reworked as a happy hardcore anthem. Watch their brow knit in confusion at a ragga re-rub of We Wish You A Merry Christmas called Rudi The
Reviewed by Chris Prewett (subba-culcha.com)
Chevron’s debut album is a contrary bugger. It ranges from being inspired, fresh, dangerous and beautiful to tedious and irritating, sometimes in the same track. It’s a planet mu album through and through, so there’s spasmodic beats a plenty, ragga vocals rising through the mix at times to shout at you, sinister strings giving an air of unease and plinky plonk synths picking out curious melodies as computer glitches disrupt and interfere with your speakers.
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel