Oriol Night & Day
Reviewed by Andrew Ryce Source: (Fact Magazine)
It seemed like at some point last summer someone flipped a switch and suddenly nauseating, blatantly artificial nostalgia was the tool of the trade. Bands built nascent careers around deliberately fuzzy videos, fetishizing flawed VHS tapes and warped synths, and reclusive bedroom producers were suddenly given heaps of credibility on which to prematurely exhibit their underdeveloped craft. Now the dust has settled around chillwave / glo-fi / hypnagogic pop, the good
Oriol: ‘Coconut Coast’
Reviewed by Tom Lea Source: (Fact Magazine)
OK, so the way people have been using the word “tropical” in UK dance music circles over the last year is pretty weak. Once a default genre name on myspace, it’s become a buzzword for house music with syncopated drums, polyrhythm or just general summer vibes – think tunes by Doc Daneeka, Hackman, Julio Bashmore and other people who probably find the tropical name equally silly themselves. But I digress.
Oriol is another alumni of London’s CD-R club
Rudi Zygadlo "Great Western Laymen" LP/CD
Reviewed by Michael Tau Source: (Indieville)
People are starting to notice newly-appointed Planet Mu-ite Rudi Zygadlo, one of the producers in charge of pulling the dubstep genre in new directions. For Zygadlo, the formula entails contaminating dubstep architectures with pop conventions -- overt synth melodies and vocal parts, mainly. It's a risky approach, perhaps, but given Mike Paradinas' seal of approval, it's hard to raise much of an objection; and, as it turns out, Great Western Laymen is a tremendous
Rudi Zygadlo: Great Western Laymen
Reviewed by Andrew Ryce Source: (http://www.factmag.com/2010/05/26/rudi-zygadlo-great-western-laymen/)
Vocals in electronic music spark strong emotions. Sampled vocals are kosher, sure, but when you start doing your own, things can get hairy. Glaswegian Rudi Zygadlo toes this line as he incorporates his own idiosyncratic, androgynous vocals into eccentric dubstep-leaning music. If James Blake is this scene’s civilized crooner, then Zygadlo is its glam rock singer, adorned in ridiculous outfits singing equally ridiculous songs.
That feeling of absurdity is at
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