nautilis: sketches vol.1
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
excellent taster for the marvellous 'are you an axolotl' album. it may be yer standard electronica fare, but rarely has it sounded as fresh as it does here. opener 'rochesta' fuses a beautiful arrangement around squeaking drum machines to great effect. '888' ups the ante with a mutated breakbeat and repeat-fire vocal triggers. 'the breaks vol.2' is a staggering slice of downtempo hip-hop.
'plunder' strays from the formula slightly with a loose experimental piece but the gentle melancholic feel of '492 cups to china' takes us out on a gentle tundra. a great introduction to a unique talent. believe us, this is the real shit...you need a piece of nautilis.
- Darqwan - M/a...ximum Reespek
- iTAL tEK - Blood Line
- Ceephax - Megalift E.P.
- The Doubtful Guest - Electrobotz
- Milanese - Extend
- Pinch - Punisher
- Mary Anne Hobbs - Warrior Dubz
- Tim Exile - Tim Exile's Nuisance Gabbaret Lounge
- Venetian Snares - Cavalcade Of Glee And Dadaist Happy Hardcore Pom Poms
- Boxcutter - Oneiric
- Boxcutter - Tauhid
- Uniform - Protocol
- Shitmat & Friends - Gary's Gruesome Remixes
- Guilty Connector - Beats, Noise & Life
- The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
- Venetian Snares - Hospitality
- The Gasman - This One's For You
- Breakage - Drowning
- Equinox - Acid Rain V.I.P.
- Pinch - Qawwali
- Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn
- Virus Syndicate - Ready To Learn Remix
- Vex'd - Bombardment Of Saturn
- µ-Ziq - Ease Up