Reviewed by Kingsley Marshall (all music guide)
Having been attacked close to his East London studio, John Leafcutter began enduring panic attacks whenever he ventured outdoors, a condition that rapidly developed into a full-blown agoraphobia. The Housebound Spirit, his third album, is something a reaction to this syndrome, in taking the home as its source of samples. Like Herbert's Bodily Functions and Around the House, both of which assimilated similarly found sounds to create accomplished grooves, so Leafcutter manages to refrain from falling into full-blown introspection. Instead, the construction of tracks from everything including the kitchen sink makes for some compelling listening -- devilishly fresh sounding electronica conjured from the clicks, rattles, and rolls of household apparatus before the more recognisable instrumentation that drives "House or a Soul" and the smouldering "For Two" bring the album back from the brink.
- 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