edIT Crying Over Pros for No Reason
Reviewed by Roshi (xoxmag.com)
Ed Ma's first album as edIT features tracks that have been painstakingly sequenced, hiphop that takes glitchiness to the extreme. The style of the album takes cues from Prefuse 73, but taken to another level. Yet it is not really the tricky programming that really pops out at you - it's the soulfulness and smoothness with which each track is glued together from extremely small snippets of sound. The opener features an electric piano first noodling then exploding into
Remarc - Unreleased Dubs 94/96 - Planet Mu
Remarc's "come-back" continues with another selection of his work from the golden age of jungle, 1994-1996. This time it's tracks that never saw full release for one reason or another and in case you didn't know, Remarc likes the Amen break. REALLY likes it and to be fair he's very skilled in manipulating it. Tracks of note here including his reworking of Prizna's classic "Fire" featuring Demolition Man on vocals, a VIP mix of "Ricky" and the vocal & dub versions of "Bad No Bloodclart".
REMARC, Unreleased Dubs 94-96
Reviewed by colin buttimer (absorb.org)
remarc puts you in the middle of a warzone - any moment you might be blown away by anything from a landmine to an artillery shell - you may not make it, your only hope is the adrenalin pumping through your veins... your position on the battlefield changes from moment to moment:
you're riding in a tank - you've been picked up, sole survivor of your platoon - metal walls clanging all round you, your body vibrates with the roar of the engine (the
Planet Mu 2004 preview: Reviews of the first four and a half album releases due from the Mu for next year.
Reviewed by Dan (gusset)
This collection of unreleased dub plates used by Remarc "back in the day" is another essential from the jungle DJ, although perhaps not quite as impressive as the collection released earlier this year on the Soundmurderer album (not to be confused with the artist Soundmurderer who's early drum and bass retrospective was released on Rephlex earlier this year). Tracks like Darkworld and Da Drums show Remarc at the pinnacle of dark drum and bass, whilst the two versions
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