• The Gasman - This One's For You

    Reviewed by Leon Michael Tricker (Vanity Project)

    <b> The Gasman </b> - This One's For You

    VP’s favourite (well, mine at least [no, I’d go along with that too – Ed.]) electro artist returns with his most consistent work to date. This is electronica of the highest order. Once again, Reeves mixes beats with celestial organs and found sounds to find the middle ground between (wait for it!) Aphex Twin and Cardiacs (it’s true I tells you!). He creates a rich tapestry that is musically satisfying yet experimental and inspiring. This reviewer has heard a
    more

  • Breakage - Drowning

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Breakage - Drowning

    Breakage explore more rhythmic permutations through the art of rigorously edited 'real' drum sounds. On 'Drowning' the technical drum edits are counterbalanced with some lush and atmospheric composition, unafraid to attempt a more 'experimental' approach to structure as opposed to the stale and rigid coda of standard drum and bass. 'the 9th hand' floats in with some itchy breaks and opulent ambience before the subbass weight drags the track down into a stew of
    more

  • Equinox - Acid Rain V.I.P.

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Equinox - Acid Rain V.I.P.

    Planet Mu spew forth another batch of the tough stuff, this time an updated Breakage V.I.P version of the drumfunk classic 'acid rain', originally released on inperspective records a few years back. The original is tweaked and beefed into a turbulent display of breakbeat science ripe for experimentation, falling somewhere between the intricate technicality of Paradox and the brute force of Bizzy B's more hardcore works. 'Do you understand me' runs some classic
    more

  • Pinch - Qawwali

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Pinch - Qawwali

    For us, this is the most flawless excursion from Planet Mu to date – and without doubt one of the deepest, most involving and subtle dubstep twelves released in the last 6 years. ‘Qawwali’ revolves around an impenetrably sparse Sino-melody that seems to build itself around the most threadbare ingredients, small progressions that leave an echo trace long after the chords fade back out into that signature widescreen Snare arrangement – pure genius. This is the
    more