If Gabbacore was played by orchestras, “No One Said You Didn’t” sounds like its musicians tuning their instruments before an ear-grinding performance. Dimitri Fergadis is a veteran of this game, both as an artist and as curator of the amazingly astute and always challenging Phthalo imprint. When you think that artists as noted as Dntel and Daedalus emerged from his home-spun cottage industry, you get a good idea of just how on-the-money his
Reviewed by Ali Burge (afterdarkmedia.net)
Hailing from LA, Phtalocyanine's second album on Worchester's renowned Planet Mu label takes the experimental elements of his previous work and adds what is considered pure evil by fellow practitioners: melody. Not conventional melody though, as the sounds on this album are very much off kilter. 'No One Said You Didn't' sounds at times like a war fought in a future where the only weapons are musical instruments, with snare hits mowing down lines of infantry and synths obliterating whole cities. This is what War of the Worlds was supposed to sound like.
Reviewed by Joe Muggs (littledetroit.net)
Now then. I don't want to cast any aspersions about Dimitri Fergadis aka Phtalocyanine, but this music sounds to me like the product of a great deal of time spent sucking on the business end of a DMT pipe. It is, even by Planet Muâ€™s already twisted standards, fucking mental. Much of it proceeds at pretty much Gabba pace, with quite a few of the tracks actually having four-to-the-floor Gabba kickdrum patterns; however the way the sounds and
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