Reviewed by editor (BBC.co.uk)
Feel the love with some hardcore jungle.
Stumped for a Valentine’s Day gift this year? Why not present your beloved with 60 minutes of extremely hard cartoon jungle? Feel their ardour as the hoover bass kicks in on Running Out Of Time. See their eyes light up as Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel’s Don’t Give Up is cannily reworked as a happy hardcore anthem. Watch their brow knit in confusion at a ragga re-rub of We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Reviewed by Chris Prewett (subba-culcha.com)
Chevron’s debut album is a contrary bugger. It ranges from being inspired, fresh, dangerous and beautiful to tedious and irritating, sometimes in the same track. It’s a planet mu album through and through, so there’s spasmodic beats a plenty, ragga vocals rising through the mix at times to shout at you, sinister strings giving an air of unease and plinky plonk synths picking out curious melodies as computer glitches disrupt and interfere with
Reviewed by alex whitehead (rock sound)
There's not much to be said for disorgansed cacophony, whatever the advocates of punk improv might try and tell you. Organized cacophony, however, is an entierly different matter and Chevron play that game with no mean skill. 'Everything's Exactly The Same' dispenses with musical niceties, and cuts straight to the chase with a screeching assult on the senses, a perfect introduction to an album of pressurized electronica. Some of it might fall flat
Reviewed by Ali Burge (DJ magazine)
It has been a long time since a truly outstanding practitioner of the dark art of ambient drill n bass has stepped out into the light. With ‘Everything’s Exactly the Same’, Chevron has transformed himself from shy debutante to knob-twiddler extraordinaire. Everything about this album is sublime: dubby electronics make small talk with ambient beats and ragga mc’ing mingles with harsh breaks and bass. Even at its most energetic, Chevron is restrained enough not to take the music to extremes, making this one of 2005’s most unexpected musical joys.
- Various - The Cosmic Forces Of Mu
- Venetian Snares - Defluxion
- Venetian Snares & Speedranch - Making Orange Things
- Joseph Nothing - Dummy Variations
- Hrvatski - Swarm & Dither
- Mu Allstars - Criminal
- Hellfish & Producer - Constant Mutation (Mixed)
- Leafcutter John - Microcontact
- Nicole Elmer - Beef Bouilion
- Tim Tetlow - Beauty Walks A Razor's Edge
- Phthalocyanine - 25 Tracks Fer 1 Track
- Leafcutter John - Concourse E.E.P.
- Luke Vibert - '95-'99
- Jega - Geometry
- Capitol K - Roadeater E.P.
- Kid Spatula - Full Sunken Breaks
- Jega & Kid Spatula - Unity Gain / Hard Love
- Capitol K - Sounds Of The Empire
- Slag Boom Van Loon - So Soon
- Tusken Raiders - The Motorbike Track
- Slag Boom Van Loon - Slag Boom Van Loon
- Jega - Spectrum
- Horse Opera - 3 Cornered Room
- Capitol K - Island Row