Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)
Having more than whetted the Dubstep community's seething appetite through a couple of mighty 12"s over on Mu and Hotflush, Boxcutter has found the time to lay out a full-fat album brimming with grubby bass, heavy beats and all manner of electronic dovetails. Pretty much the sole torch-carrier for the Northern Irish dubstep scene, Barry Lynn (aka Boxcutter) makes the kind of lead-heavy missives which share the cross-over appeal of Burial or VEX'D, whilst keeping a
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (Failme.net)
First thing that has to be stated is that this isn't a straight up dubstep album. It can't be, there's far too many clever rhythmic and melodic twists and turns to keep it held down by something as trivial as genre or style. He takes dubstep's distinctive motif's (warping b-lines, downward drums, silent gaps) and furnishes incredibly layered pieces of futurist funk.
The eastern sunrise opener of 'Tauhid' might be weighted down with swathes of sub. But, like the
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Reviewed by Nick Edwards (gutterbreakz)
So the debut album from Barry Lynn aka Boxcutter has finally hit the streets this week. Its a bit of a weird feeling to see all those tracks, some of which I've had on MP3 dub for over a year, collected onto a Planet Mu CD. Boxcutter has become one of the most heavily featured artists on Gutterbreakz FM, having appeared on half of the twelve transmissions to date. Consequently, "Oneiric" has, for me, the feel of a great compilation of all the brilliant tracks I've
“…Now that the press has just fixed the standards of the grime niche, here comes someone who smashes the boundaries of this sub-genre…”
Reviewed by luca maini (igloomag.com)
The mighty Mike Paradinas spotted another brand spanking new talent: Boxcutter. Now that the press has just fixed the standards of the grime niche, here comes someone who smashes the boundaries of this sub-genre.
Oneiric is the freshest album that hit my stereo in several months, presenting a blend of dub-step aesthetics, jungle basics, musical improvisation and skilled IDM production. The first three tracks are heavy dance-floor material, the title track
- 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