• dj hekla: untitled 7"

    DJ Hekla - Eruption 1970

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    DJ Hekla - Eruption 1970

    dj hekla is the smart acronym for hrvatski, the planet mu accomplice who recently turned heads with his excellent 'swarm & dither' lp. this 7" preceeded that and showcases a completly different side to this palette. 'eruption 1970' is schizophrenic h-. really fast and atmospheric like; flipped beats that always morph into different break styles, while organ chords hang over the air. builds up to an intense crescendo before falling apart in a fragment of guitar chords. highly original and well worth rifling through record store racks to seek out.

  • nautilis: untitled 7"

    Nautilis - Marufo

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Nautilis - Marufo

    another impeccable release in the planet mu series of 7". we thought nautilis had an amazing 2002 by releasing some of our favourite music then. this came before all that and it's interesting to hear the progression he's made. 'marufo' bizarrely breaks open with a sample from missy elliot before settling into a groove that moves from the rough to the smooth with easy abandon. his skill is in fusing well crafted compositions based around melody against
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  • subjex: untitled 7"

    Subjex - Interstella

    Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)

    Subjex - Interstella

    as funky and twisted as this sort of music (idm, electronica, whatever the fuck you want to call it) will be allowed to get. both are winners. 'interstella' takes metallic, twisting drums and nails them to a groove against which all sorts of mayhem can bounce off. 'funkynightmare' is just that. a cut up stuttering vocal tries to make itself heard against eerie chords, plink-plonky sounds and 8-bit melodies. champion.

  • frog pocket: untitled 7

    Frog Pocket - Fir Faas

    Reviewed by ben perini (absorb.org)

    Frog Pocket - Fir Faas

    either mike paradinas can truly pick 'em or other labels are dragging their feet signing credible talent. i suspect it's some combination of the two, but i digress. each of the two offerings from frog pocket are maturely crafted, cultured compositions, maybe revealing the artist's formal background in music. i really wouldn't know, because keeping up with paradinas' recruitments has proved difficult. i do know that frog pocket won't be rushed. his
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