Detroit's Mike Dykehouse creates vibrant electronic soul for those who grew up associating analogue synths with horror soundtrack, TV show end-credits and the kind of space-age funk that occasionally dented the top 40 radio in the late 1970s. A sly, inventive wit and a retrofitted sense of music's social presence ensure the project doesn't slide into dreamy nostalgia. All the same, you'd swear that "Kalamazoo" and "Cargo Cult" had been lifted from a straight-to-video
Reviewed by JD (wax magazine)
More Dutch madness reaches our shores, this time from Mike Dykehouse who has chosen his surname as his production name. Obviously crispy toast and chips'n'mayonnaise have influenced this guy while creating this fantastic album, plus of course one or two other things. A kind of futuristic nu-skool electro - he's made good use of the electronic melodies without making the tracks sound cheesy, something that one or two other producers have unfortunately done. It starts
A well adjusted blend of all things good about electronic music from Detroit's Mike Dykehouse, with a style that conjures up everything from the more junglistic moments of Squarepusher to the gentle nod of a Boards Of Canada track with a little Aphex mayhem thrown in for good measure. but this isn't just a very well executed exercise in sound-a-likey electro by numbers, there's something very appealing about this album, the production is spot onand often slips away
this release is a part of 7" series on planet-mu. both tracks are very different and I guess they present two sides of tim tetlow.
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