• Last Step - You're A Nice Girl

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (Failme.net)

    Last Step - You're A Nice Girl

    Run/stop, fuzzbox, drum machines gone hyper hyper. The title track snares that distinctive flat electro sound to weave a dark, slightly disturbing ballad of possible (sick) love. 'Soda' sounds like the perfect alternative theme tune for the game show 'Countdown'. 'Breakers Know' tries to body pop to a chewed cassette player. It all reeks of geekdom and is totally sexless, a characteristic prevalent in most electronica. Easy to write off, if it didn't sound so good.

  • Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (Failme.net)

    Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    I'll assume that a lot of you don't listen to gabba. Understandable reasons: suspect DJ fodder, all sounds the same, slightly out-of-reach BPM's, the drugs need to be fucking good to enjoy it. But there are exceptions, like UK Hardcore heroes DJ Dolphin and The Teknoist. Teaming up for two blazing slices of ultra-spacious, well-crafted 70mm hyperspeed techno. Purchase anything by these guys or anything on the Deathchant label and you'll find hardcore that doesn't do dumb

  • Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    Reviewed by Marcus Scott (Warpmart)

    Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    First record of the year from Planet-Mu who are definitley onto something with this release. Two tracks that manage to do what seems like the impossible, make hard techno sound boundary pushing avant guarde and best of all lush and emotional. Dolphin's orchestral led 'Soul Cannibal' manages to combine a techno sensibility with depth, whilst The Teknoists Closing Down does a similar thing with piano keys, stemming the harshness of the drum track with panicked sorrow.

  • Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)

    Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down

    Brand new slice of vinyl from the Planet Mu oven, this split 12" features Dolphin and The Teknoist in a healthy face-off to see who can melt your needle first. Considering this is their debut for the label, neither Greg Dolphin or Mike Teknoist seem to be suffering from first night nerves - with both delivering the kind of piping hot gabba/glitch epics that would have Beowulf running to the hills. Topping their spasticated beats with piano and strings respectively,
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