• kid spatula - full sunken breaks

    Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks

    just when you thought it was safe to relax, thinking you knew all about mike 'µ-ziq' paradinas' repertoire. how his excellent 'royal astronomy' blended sweet classical music with all that nasty electronic toughage and how you'd would put up with it just for the nice bits. well he's back under an old alias and i'll guarantee you'll run for cover.

    while the rest of us are made of sterner stuff and can put up with the opening catchy and breakbeat-driven gusto of
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  • Einstein-Rosen Bridge by Venetian Snares on Planet Mu

    Venetian Snares - Einstein-Rosen Bridge

    Reviewed by adam anonymous (drowned in sound)

    Venetian Snares - Einstein-Rosen Bridge

    It’s that time again. Three or four times a year, speakers quiver in anticipation. They’re prisoners waiting for their execution. It has returned, and there will be no let up. It is Canada’s bastard son, Venetian Snares.

    ‘Einstein-Rosen Bridge’ has all the expected pre-requisites - beats that tumble over each other in the fight to attain maximum volume, casually causing constant confusion as to whether all this is running at the correct RPM. There’s
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  • guilty connector: untitled 7"

    Guilty Connector - Conspiracy Of The Mankind

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Guilty Connector - Conspiracy Of The Mankind

    the satanic offspring of merzbow; this is intense.....want clues? ok, it was recorded at 'extreme shibaki terror studio', he uses a home-made metallic weapon called utsu/shibaki electronics as an instrument and he's japanese. Kohei "The Fast" Nakagawa makes his planet mu debut by making sure your needle is permenantly fucked. both sides are brutal, but 'cosmic conspiracy' has the edge; precisely 60 seconds of ambient buddist bell tones before the slaughter commences.

  • chevron: untitled 7"

    Chevron - Swimmin' Lessons

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Chevron - Swimmin' Lessons

    now this is weird. it starts off all dsp and glitchy. just rough and distorted-to-fuck, the usual impenetrable nonsense that permeates 95% of modern electronic music. but then the vocals kick-in and it turns into some skewed dub. i mean, where did that come from. not a clue as to what the fella is on about. but it sounds great and sticks out like a sore thumb from the other releases this month. i'll be terrified if chevron ever decided to release a full length.