• FaltyDL Endeavour

    FaltyDL - Endeavour

    Reviewed by Javier Blánquez Source: (Playground)

    <b> FaltyDL </b> - Endeavour

    There’s no labelling FaltyDL, that’s for sure – he refuses them like a cat avoiding water. Every time we, disciples of Aristotle and Linnaeus that we are, try to stick some kind of classification on his music, he goes and changes his style unexpectedly. From the first album he recorded for Planet Mu (“Love Is A Liability”), a feast of 2step rhythms articulated with abstract IDM techniques, to this new three-track 12” lies a long and
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  • FaltyDL, Endeavour

    FaltyDL - Endeavour

    Reviewed by Andrew Ryce Source: (Little White Earbuds)

    <b> FaltyDL </b> - Endeavour

    Moving from the rainbow IDM of his first releases on Planet Mu, it might appear Brooklyn’s FaltyDL is beginning to assimilate himself into more classifiable territory, releasing a 2-step garage EP in the form of Phreqaflex and now moving towards something the label calls house with Endeavour. Credit it to Drew Lustman’s restless creativity, but these are no mere house tracks. Indeed, there’s an interplay between Chicago and NYC here, as these
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  • Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by Louise Brailey Source: (NME)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    Since disco’s colonisation by hirsute Scandinavians it’s become far cooler to hoard records with
    galaxy vistas on their sleeves than it should be. Dublin duo Solar Bears may follow a similar path to Prins Thomas et al – stretching sheer synths and languid beats into prog oblivion – but they plot the course with sun spots in their eyes. The results are charming, taking Vangelis-style futurism (‘Twin Stars’), cosmic disco galvinised
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  • She Was Coloured In Planet Mu ****

    Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In

    Reviewed by JIM CARROLL Source: (The Irish Times)

    <b> Solar Bears </b> - She Was Coloured In

    This may well be what sweet dreams sound like. Dublin/Wicklow duo John Kowalski and Rian Trench have been winning friends over the last couple of months with their beautifully pitched, often pastoral, occasionally somnolent, sometimes visceral and always intriguing electronica. While their sound traces similar lines to the likes of Boards of Canada, Ultramarine and Aphex Twin, there are enough individual touches to keep you hooked. What separates
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