Reviewed by Matthew Jeanes (brainwashed)
2nd Gen mastermind Wajid Yaseen also works under the alias Uniform with partner Alice Kemp, and Protocol is their latest effort for Planet Mu. Despite Planet Mu's ruptured dance tendencies, 2nd Gen's reputation for heavy break beats, and Uniform's first album for Ad Noiseam of abstract beat compositions, Protocol takes a hard left turn into unexpected territory.
Protocol is at once a dense, bleak, murderous kind of record that works on a purely visceral level.
Reviewed by Colin Buttimer (themilkfactory.co.uk)
Dark ambient, anybody? For that’s what Uniform’s Protocol delivers. We have throbbing aches, unsettling gurgles, the noise of static, voices snatched away from their context and so forth. Overt beats are subdued and relatively rare, Protocol’s primary concern appears to be texture and the possibilities of texture to convey darkness, malevolence and wickedness.
The press release tells us that Uniform is one Wajid Yaseen, who’s also part of an industrial
Reviewed by Andrea Ferraris (chain dlk)
As I've said before, I've the impression the ranks of "radical electronics" got more and more influenced by industrial music, but in an age where everything get mixed that's not such a surprise. If you add many industrial "musician/performer" were somehow using electronic music it will give sense to the previous consideration, think of Whitehouse, Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, Coil, etc.. It's hard to believe Uniform haven't been influenced by the "grey shadows" of the
Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)
‘Protocol’ is the latest, self-titled album from London based duo Protocol for the ever-prolific Planet-Mu imprint. Coming across like music you would expect to hear just before the world ends, 'Protocol' revolves around a droning slop of sound seemingly distilled and skimmed from a whole spectrum of musical experimentation. With killer collaborations from the unsurpassable Lydia Lunch, New York’s finest Dalek, performance artist Franko B (who also provides the
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