Reviewed by Luke Killen (cyclic defrost)
Chevron’s latest album veers from 8 bit buzz, tracker-produced chopiness to warm Bola-like bass and sweet blip. Jungle is clearly close to the heart of Jonathan Valentine. This is particularly evident in Running Out of Time and the cheeky Rudi The Techno Pioneer where a rolling bass line trundles along with dynamic breaks all toasted to a Christmas song. Ever so often we are treated to a glimpse of punk sentiment that’s cuts short like a noisy child shushed by
Reviewed by Céline Lecompte (funkymofo.net)
Jonathan Valentine aka Chevron is nothing short of an electronic music genius. It’s only February and it’s already the second time this year that a new artist has blasted Funky Mofo’s ears!
“Everything’s Exactly The Same” is a marvel of sound production: drifting between drum ‘n’ bass, jungle and hardcore it still manages to encapsulate melody within its space. A great thing about this album is that almost every track lives up to its title,
Some fresh album-length excursions released by Planet Mu recently. First up is Chevron with "Everything's Exactly The Same", which is the work of Jonathan Valentine, from Blackpool of all places. This is his first long-player and it's rather bloody good. An eclectic mix of ragga-bashment-glitch meets deep melodic/emotive electronics, of an incredibly high standard. I get the impression Valentine could turn his hand to any form of music and make it sound
Maybe it's my age but I'm finding myself feeling increasingly indifferent to a lot electronica these days, so being moderately entertained by this new one from Chevron was a pleasantly reassuring experience. As far as I'm aware this is only the second Chevron (aka Jonathan Valentine) release on Mike Paradinas' imprint, and follows on from the "Swimmin' Lessons" single - also the opening track on this selection - released almost 2 years ago (surely he must have had
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