Some fresh album-length excursions released by Planet Mu recently. First up is Chevron with "Everything's Exactly The Same", which is the work of Jonathan Valentine, from Blackpool of all places. This is his first long-player and it's rather bloody good. An eclectic mix of ragga-bashment-glitch meets deep melodic/emotive electronics, of an incredibly high standard. I get the impression Valentine could turn his hand to any form of music and make it sound
Maybe it's my age but I'm finding myself feeling increasingly indifferent to a lot electronica these days, so being moderately entertained by this new one from Chevron was a pleasantly reassuring experience. As far as I'm aware this is only the second Chevron (aka Jonathan Valentine) release on Mike Paradinas' imprint, and follows on from the "Swimmin' Lessons" single - also the opening track on this selection - released almost 2 years ago (surely he must have had
Reviewed by Mike kraked (logarhythm)
This is an album that many of us have been waiting for with baited breath. We all have the swimming lessons 7" that came out a few years back on planet Mu. It lead us to believe that Chevronâ€™s material was all going to be down tempo beautiful electronica. Then we went to the gigs and got slapped about by huge bass lines and mashed up beats. From those fantastic performances an excitement began to build. Well, the wait has certainly been worth it.
Reviewed by Colin Buttimer (milkfactory)
“Everything’s Exactly The Same”. Could be talking about television or the local high street, popular culture in general even. Teeming, ever different, ever the same. Maybe. In Chevron’s world everything’s bright and shiny. And noisy. And everything’s (mal)functioning, but gloriously so. Like an infinite number of monkeys making music that makes some kind of sense.
Running Out Of Time sounds like Vangelis mixed with a bit of Rob Haigh (Omni
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