Reviewed by Colin Buttimer (themilkfactory.co.uk)
Ed Lawes springs out of nowhere, scaring the cattle and holding onto his liner notes much too tightly. This man needs an old fashioned bobby to raise his hand, palm outwards and say NO! to him. Take for example the following (brief) quote from the liner notes: '... from a minimal range of means (the returned trumpets at the beginning) to ‘a’ maximum range (a maximum within the limits I have set) (at their most... 3 violins, 3 double basses, 3 clarinets, 3 tenor
Reviewed by Gutta (gutterbreakz)
Ed Lawes is a mate of Warp's soundsmith extroadinaire, Chris Clark. He came to the attention of Planet Mu after Clark put in a good word for him. Friends in high places, eh? Still, any accusation that "it's not what you know, it's who you know" would be unfair in this case, as Lawes appears to know an awful lot, and the things he doesn't know about probably aren't worth knowing anyway.
This album is the culmination of three years of personal research and
Reviewed by http://www.hemingwoid.blogspot.com/ (http://www.hemingwoid.blogspot.com/)
Imagine the Aphex Twin stretching out beyond even the most abstract frontiers of SAW2 and meeting up with AMM in unreal time, and you might get an idea of where Planet Mu recording artist Lawes is heading. A multi-instrumentalist, he processes improvisations and filters, modifies, re-edits and sequences them to build structures whose point is the fascination with sound in itself – facile comparisons might be made with Jon Hassell or Stephan Micus, but the
Reviewed by C.H.I.C. (Vice)
Plinky Plonky squeakcore that is, variously, reminiscent of sad clown paintings, deserted airport lounges on a summer day, a homeless man playing jazz on the banks of the Seine and the soundtrack to a documentary about a palliative care home for animals. Good for those days when you're feeling a bit odd and only want to exacerbate the situation.
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel