• nautilis: are you an axolotl

    Nautilis - Are You An Axolotl

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Nautilis - Are You An Axolotl

    with a name like skyler mcglothlin and hailing from the ever so un-techno state of texas, you'd expect his calling to be country and western. but no, continuing to ever confound us with their manifesto, mike paradinas' planet mu imprint bring us yet another electronic oddball. it's got it all; electro-fried ambience, cut up glitch-hop, frazzled raps and even a couple of lounge and jazz numbers. so the question one must ask is how does all this diversity hold
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  • nautilis: sketches vol.1

    Nautilis - Sketches Vol.1

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    <b> Nautilis </b> - Sketches Vol.1


    excellent taster for the marvellous 'are you an axolotl' album. it may be yer standard electronica fare, but rarely has it sounded as fresh as it does here. opener 'rochesta' fuses a beautiful arrangement around squeaking drum machines to great effect. '888' ups the ante with a mutated breakbeat and repeat-fire vocal triggers. 'the breaks vol.2' is a staggering slice of downtempo hip-hop.

    'plunder' strays from the formula slightly with a loose experimental
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  • nautilis: sketches (planet mu)

    Nautilis - Sketches

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    <b> Nautilis </b> - Sketches

    seems like the perfect soundtrack for this particular week. the sun's out, wimbledon is on, the world cup is about to climax to an almighty final with germany v. brazil and nautilis is singing sweet nothings on 'epatre'. we massively bigged up his debut album, the stunning 'are you an axolotl'. and rightly so, the infectious mix of corrosive breaks, deft pop-like melodies and jittery attention span would have enchanted anyone that got to hear it.

    and while this
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  • various lunatics: the cosmic forces of mu

    Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu

    now while the time may be ripe for labels to start whoring themselves with the obligatory compilation, we at absorb towers aren't fooled by whims of marketing men. and as a result, most of the compilations we get end up in the file marked 'charity'. unfair but if we spent all our time listening to all the compilations we get sent, then we'd never have time for anything else. but luckily, mike paradinas aka ยต-ziq has nothing to 'fear' here. for planet mu is his label
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