Reviewed by Ken Hollings (The Wire)
A work of fun-sized magnificence written & performed by Tatsuya Yoshida (not Ruins' drummer), "Dummy Variations" thinks small to great effect. Across 17 tracks of near microscopic intricacy, flakes of rhythm, melancholic snatches of distorted vocals and frizzed melody scatter and regroup like a flock of caged canaries let loose on a whim. Standouts include the futuristic blend of high velocity beats, mournful accordions and ghostly chatter on "A Shine On Your Head", the bittersweet swing underscoring "But Not For Me" and the pachinko parlour lunacy of Disc O'Nostalgia". Miniaturisation is definitely the way to go.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify