• Remarc - Sound Murderer

    Remarc - Sound Murderer

    Reviewed by Adrian Huth (Exploding Plastic)

    <b> Remarc </b> - Sound Murderer

    A recent look at prices for Remarc 12 inch singles place these albums in the range of between $25 to $50 a pop. There is a reason as demand is high and supply is limited as the original tracks are favorites of DJs in the drum n' bass arena and enjoyable documents of a true original in pioneering the jungle and ragga styles of hardcore dance music. Maybe to the dismay of ebay entrepreneurs, Planet Mu has put together a 3xLP and compact disc compilation called Sound
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  • Remarc: Sound Murderer

    Remarc - Sound Murderer

    Reviewed by Jess Harvell (www.citypages.com)

    <b> Remarc </b> - Sound Murderer


    It all started with an offhand display of funkiness. A minor gospel R&B band called the Winstons went into a studio in 1969 to record a single, and the drummer cut a solo percussion break in the middle of the negligible B-side, an instrumental called "Amen, My Brother." It was a driving, slip surge of snare and ride cymbal, totally perfunctory--the kind of thing the drummer had probably done a thousand times in a thousand different ways. The A-side was a hit,
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  • Remarc - Sound Murderer (Planet Mu)

    Remarc - Sound Murderer

    Reviewed by Vaughan Healey (cyclic defrost)

    <b> Remarc </b> - Sound Murderer

    The first jungilist record I ever bought was Remarc’s Sound Murderer on Whitehouse Records, so I was pretty excited when Planet Mu said they were going to reissue his back catalogue. Back then, it was music with no equivalent, cacophonous anti-music with no resemblance to anything I had heard before. Through the 1990’s, Remarc became infamous for the most twisted and extreme jungilist music around. Remarc releases were scarce and obscure with tracks coming out
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  • Music review - Remarc's Sound Murderer

    Remarc - Sound Murderer

    Reviewed by Chris Shively (The University Daily kansan)

    <b> Remarc </b> - Sound Murderer

    Long before Squarepusher, Matmos, Kid606 et al. were creating mangled intelligent dance music, IDM oddities, there was a genre called jungle. High-speed, super chopped-up beats over massive dancehall-style bass was the basic formula. The wave of jungle 12-inches released from 1992 to1996 unintentionally gave the IDM producers that would follow literally every trick they know. During this era, Remarc was the undisputed king of chopping breaks, and this new CD is a
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