• FALTYDL // YOU STANDIN’ CERTAIN

    FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain

    Reviewed by Simon Docherty Source: (Always Everything)

    <b> FaltyDL </b> - You Stand Uncertain

    “[LTJ Bukem’s] ’Atlantis’ showed that speeding up the beat until it bypassed the body altogether could transform hardcore into relaxing music; rhythm itself becomes a susurrating, soothing stream of ambience, a fluid medium in which you immerse yourself, while the body responds to the half-speed, heart-murmur bassline.” [Simon Reynolds, The Wire, 1994]
    After writing some fairly extensive thoughts on Drew Lustman’s music for Sonic Router a couple of
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  • Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by Uknown Source: (Pinpointmusic)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    The latest up and comers to arise from established electronic label Planet Mu are Solar Bears. Having already reviewed their Inner Sunshine EP in August, I was eager to get my hands on the duos full length effort.

    One of my complaints of Inner Sunshine EP was that it was, if you like, overly pleasant. The general cohesion favoured by the band naturally allows for atmosphere more than stand out individual efforts, but there has to be a balance of both, in my
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  • 14 tracks from Planet Mu

    Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Reviewed by Sarah Ferguson Source: (Exclaim)

    <b> Various </b> - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu

    Deep urban grooves and bass-y IDM pervade this compilation of current music from UK-based Planet Mu. The label's debut release of 2011 could be likened to a rich tapestry of beats calmly woven with muted downtempo shades of drum & bass and dubstep. A gently illuminating vocal sample aligns beauty with intelligent drum & bass, lighting up first song "Solar" by Oriol. Ireland's Solar Bears guide the record softly and cinematically with the exclusive "To Be With Her."
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  • DJ Spinn – Man I Do It EP [Planet Mu]

    DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP

    Reviewed by Unknown Source: (Drownedinsound)

    <b> DJ Spinn </b> - Man I Do It EP

    Given his label’s former involvement with rapid-fire breakcore and jungle-influenced sounds, it’s unsurprising that Planet Mu’s Mike Paradinas has latched onto Chicago’s footwork/juke sound – it shares the same sheer unrelenting intensity and purity of vision. But despite its incursion into dubstep circles via converts like Addison Groove and the legion of videos footcrabbin’ out of YouTube, it’s often been difficult for UK listeners to pick up a sense
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