• Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (DJ magazine)

    Venetian Snares - Songs About My Cats

    Venetian Snares, aka Canadian Aaron Funk, whose collaborated with the bonkers Speedranch and has apparently made the Aphex Twin's ears prick up, has four cats. Hence "Songs About My Cats". But don't worry, this isn't a concept album from hell. Not at all. We're talking hardcore digital abrasions that gel into fresh aural nuggets: gabbatastic, quick-fire blasts of screwed beats, tinnitus inducing textures and seemingly freeform detours. Okay, in lunging to grab the
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  • o9 - No Delay For Days

    o9 - No Delay For Days

    Featured on Schematic's excellent 'Lilly Of The Valley' compilation, o9's track was a total highlight - standing apart from much of the Schematic roster by its insistence on avoiding usage of DSP's and heavy processing/distortion techniques. This 3rd limited 7" on planet-mu is a blinder....with a a more 4/4 based aquatic groover on the A-Side and a blatant Boards of Canada sound on the flip - this is simple, lush, highly evocative electronica at its best. Be quick - 500 copies only....

  • Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    Reviewed by Tom Mugridge (Muzik)

    Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    If you've been following our advice over the last year or so [insert sarcastic remark here - Ed.] you'll have heard many of Planet ยต's finest already. If not, here they are again,, together at last: spectacular speedcore hip hop from Hellfish, a silly remix of "Ice Ice baby" from Bit_Meddler, the underrated "I can squeeze an entire prog rock double album into five minutes of electronica" sound of Leafcutter John's "Khom?s", Kid Spatula, Luke Vibert, Venetian Snares... Quality.
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  • Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (DJ magazine)

    Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    This, the first compilation from Mike Paradinas' Worcester based label in four years, features his own Kid Spatula project, as well as poppy electronica from Capitol K, dub-wise glitchtronic beauty from Kettel, wiggly worm funk from Luke Vibert, scratchtastic old-skool abrasion from Hellfish, d&b thrash from Doormouse, furiously comical beat distortion from Speedranch vs End, motorik atmospherics from Electric Company and... oh, need I go on?

    This is clunking,
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