• "Gentle electronics lightly burnished with wisps of good ol' fashioned melody"

    Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Reviewed by Dave Mothersole (Muzik)

    Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Everything about this album, from the slightly dangerous title to the picture of Mr Tetlow standing in a boat wearing a wide-brimmed leopard skin hat, silk shirt and a Seventies Burberry-print jacket, has clearly been given a lot of thought. The music as one might expect, is introspective, fragile and at times quite dark. There's nothing particularly groundbreaking about it, as for the most part it stays true to the already established patterns of deep atmospheric
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  • Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Hazy melodies that seem instantly familiar, the comfort of a tinny 808 and a wash of old school electro melodies and fantasy lullabies are the flavour of the day here. With the exception of a couple of tracks that veer off into the land of heavy distortion, this is an emotive, warm album with feeling. With more than a big friendly nod in the direction of Boards Of Canada and Aphex Twin, this is one to look out for.

  • "Assured debut LP of emotional electronica"

    Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Reviewed by Paul Johnson (UNCUT)

    Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge

    Once an on-stage dancer for mu-ziq (label boss Mike Paradinas' main moniker), Bermudan-born/London-based Tetlow has progressed to masterminding intoxicating electronic instrumentals. Sweeping waves of lush electro-textures, triumphant soaring synth lines and rapid-fire beats are combined with an exacting ear for melody, delicately balancing these 14 tracks of aural euphoria between bliss and bathos. Poppy, eclectic, uplifting, confident - this album stands out in a field where it is easy to be competent but hard to be inspirational.
    ****

  • Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track

    Reviewed by Paul Lloyd (Igloomag.com)

    Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track

    Phtalocyanine have previously released a CD and 2 EPs on the US label of the same name (known simply as Phthalo) between 1997 and 1998. "25
    Tracks Fer 1 Track" is their debut release for Planet Mu.

    This album is based around a barrage of digital beats underpinned with shuffling clanging metallic digital beats. It is not really noise but crafted layers of dark digital mayhem, some of which are manic, abstract and frantic and others that throb, scrape and
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