• Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Reviewed by James Cowdery (Burnitblue.com)

    Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    “I’m mad, me … he’s a right headcase … you nuttah!” Acid house arrives and suddenly everybody’s bloody Brandon Block. From Dave Beer to Bez we’re a (one) nation of self-styled lunatics, so it’s refreshing to actually encounter someone who’s proper loony. Tatsuya Jospeh Yoshida, aka Mr Nothing can vaguely recall meeting Mr Reality from that party last year, although he couldn’t put a face to the name, since he was predisposed in the refrigerator,
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  • Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Reviewed by Ken Hollings (The Wire)

    Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    A work of fun-sized magnificence written & performed by Tatsuya Yoshida (not Ruins' drummer), "Dummy Variations" thinks small to great effect. Across 17 tracks of near microscopic intricacy, flakes of rhythm, melancholic snatches of distorted vocals and frizzed melody scatter and regroup like a flock of caged canaries let loose on a whim. Standouts include the futuristic blend of high velocity beats, mournful accordions and ghostly chatter on "A Shine On Your Head",
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  • Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Reviewed by Gal Detourn (iDJ)

    Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Joseph Nothing, AKA Tatsuya Joseph Yoshida, has certainly taken a page or two out of his label boss's (Uziq/Mike Paradinas) book of electronic shenanigans. However, there's enough here that's fresh too. Spluttering beats that ocasionally splutter in a way all of their own, and inventive touches like the mangled indian vibes meets dub contortions of Exotic Man Walking. In the wake of many digital explorers, this particular blueprint comes over like a bonkers carnival
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  • Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Reviewed by Robert Heller (playlouder.com)

    Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations

    Accordions. Not rock'n'roll. Definitely not techno. Which is why 'A Shine On Your Head', the fluffy-speedy-Lego-brick rave anthem opening 'Dummy Variations' is so darn excellent. Breakbeats fast-forward maniacally while our squeezy friend belts out the sort of child-like tune which fills the world with innocent beaming improbable loveliness. This is the odd but really rather likeable world of Japan's Tatsuya Joseph Yoshida, aka Joseph Nothing. Released on Mike
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