Reviewed by Robin Howells (IDJ)
If anything on Cloudseed the rasping, metallic heft of the first Vex'd album seems to have been expended. From the Warrior Queen-vocalled opener onwards, the collection goes over to the side of languorous, Scorn-like industrial dub. The sense of drift then flows into accomplished reworkings of classical scores by John Richards and Prokofiev. All the same, this soundsystem music, not just for bass, but because over a rig it's possible to appreciate the duo's mastery of psychoacoustic physicality. Aside from a couple of nods to third-hand trip-hop, its a very welcome glimpse into the partnership's prime.
- Rudi Zygadlo - Great Western Laymen
- FaltyDL - Endeavour
- Ikonika - Dckhdbtch
- FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
- DJ Nate - Hatas Our Motivation
- Oriol - Night And Day
- Vex'd - Cloud Seed
- Terror Danjah - Power Grid E.P.
- Oriol - Coconut Coast
- Ital Tek - Moment In Blue E.P.
- Rossi B & Luca (feat. Killa P.) - E10 Riddim
- Starkey - Ear Drums And Black Holes
- The Internal Tulips - Mislead Into A Field By A Deformed Deer
- Starkey - Stars (feat. Anneka)
- Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated E.P.
- Venetian Snares - Horsey Noises
- FaltyDL - Love Is A Liability
- Luke Vibert - We Hear You
- Boxcutter - Arecibo Message
- Shitmat - One Foot In The Rave
- Terror Danjah - Industry Standard Part 4
- Terror Danjah - Gremlinz (The Instrumentals 2003-2009)
- Burnkane - You Know
- Subeena Ft. Jamie Woon & Om'Mas Keith - Solidify