• Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track

    Reviewed by Erin Hucke (De:Bug)

    Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track

    Planet Mu wagt sich mit diesem Release von Phthalocyanine eigentich genau den entscheidenen Schritt nach vorne. Phthalo ist so in ungefähr der kompromissloseste Harddiskkiller den ich mir vorstellen kann. Weshalb er auch einen Ruf geniesst einer der wichtigesten Produzenten überhaupt zu sein. Ein Ruf den diese Tracks von 95-97 entstanden durchaus beweisen. Zwischen ratterndem Noise und obskurst arrangierten Beats die testen wie weit man gehen kann mit Sound und
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  • Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.

    Reviewed by Haydn (Isthismusic.com)

    Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.

    The debut release for South London’s John Burton is described as "a sonic stew of found sounds and electronic atmospheres", which is a pretty apt explanation,but for me it more resembled a lot of drill and bass, techno and acid being puked up by some pissed robots. This sounds like it should be released on Warp, Rephlex or Planet U, and it is (well, on the latter anyway) but falls way short of the label’s superb other releases (Kid Spatula or Jega). If you’re
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  • Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.

    Reviewed by Paul Lloyd (Igloomag.com)

    Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.

    John Burton (Leafcutter John) originally studied to be a painter, but found it more interesting creating electronic music to play in art galleries around the country. The "Concourse EP" is his first release for Planet Mu and follows just one other 2-track 7" single on Loose Change Records. The EP has been released on two formats, 12" vinyl and CD, the CD version containing an extra 3 tracks and being dubbed an "EEP". Burton uses field recordings and the output of
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  • Luke Vibert - Homewerk

    Reviewed by D.J. (Overload Media)

    Luke Vibert - Homewerk

    The wierdy-beardy breakbeat boffin cranks out a commendable quartet of accessible acid-tinged workouts for Mike Paradinas’s ever-shifting Planet Mu. Nothing here to really stretch the old grey matter, but with a great deal of Planet Mu material currently on the IDM / structured noise tip it’s refreshing to find something as simple, soulful and effective as this. On the A-side, ‘Homewerk’ exudes a dark Sun Electric kind of vibe, whilst ‘Acid 2000’ offers a
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