Reviewed by Stephen Dalton (NME)
Kristian Craig Robinson deals in the sort of deconstructed techno-folk
collages that, on paper, could easily sound dangerously new age. In
reality, though, they rumble and lurch, soothe and unsettle in fairly
equal measure. Although more melodic and less fragmented than his debut,
these 11 collages of found sounds and treated beats still find ample
room for the random and perverse, with occaisional epiphanies lurking in
their soft folds and
Reviewed by Marc Freeman (sonumu.net)
If music could ever be deemed psychotic, Doormouse's latest episode 'Broken' would be bound in a strait-jacket, gagged, heavily sedated, and tossed into a padded room. Utilizing a barrage of explicit samples, severely fucked-jungle breakbeats, and a generally severe penchant for perversity, Milwaukee's Dan Doormouse slings 14 tracks of sonic mud in your face, each track wickedly insane and practically screaming for institutionalization.
The lunacy begins with
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
can it truly get any more sicker? having cornered the market by exploring the tangent between hardcore / gabba / electronica with artists like venetian snares and hellfish & producer, planet mu boss mike paradinas has decided in his infinite wisdom to unleash this. the debut album by american midwest native doormouse and it's a truly terrifying ride.
obviously attitude is the overriding factor; terabytes of tuff in yer face attitude. piling it on from the
Reviewed by Richard Fontenoy (Grooves mag)
Rude, crude and thoroughly offensive to any given set of senses and sensibilities, "Broken" blasts in straight from the hip to shove the hipsters against the wall in a blistering dose of breakbeat roughage. Spluttering with stadium-ravaging noise and ripped through with a twisted sense of obscene humour, there's much to enjoy on this record - provided getting repeatedly slammed about the eardrums at queasy velocities while an aphasiac DJ on a tremendous crystal meth
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel