• Vex'd Cloud Seed

    Vex'd - Cloud Seed

    Reviewed by Tal Rosenberg Source: (Pitchfork)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Cloud Seed

    Cloud Seed mostly comprises tracks the duo of Jamie Teasdale and Roly Porter recorded nearly four years ago-- and it sounds like it. If Teasdale's incarnation as either Jamie Vex'd or Kuedo indicates dubstep's present fixation on lush, sparkly textures, then the tracks on Cloud Seed represent the genre's more aggressive and haunting beginnings. One could place Kuedo's cuts in someone's hotboxed car or at the warm-up stage of a DJ set. The
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  • Cloud Seed

    Vex'd - Cloud Seed

    Reviewed by Robin Howells (IDJ)

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Cloud Seed

    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
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  • Vex'd Cloud Seed

    Vex'd - Cloud Seed

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Cloud Seed

    ‘Cloud Seed’ captures the dark, cinematic drama that defines the first golden era of Dubstep, circa 2006/2007. It has all the trimmings: Urban angst, techno noir, an overwhelming sense of melancholy and metallic jackhammer rhythms to shield you off from the outside.

    Vex’d did much to popularise the original Dubstep sound with their debut album ‘Degenerate’ back in 2005. Riding on a wave of critical acclaim and supported by a fast
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  • Vex'd Cloud Seed

    Vex'd - Cloud Seed

    <b> Vex'd </b> - Cloud Seed

    Easter is a time for resurrections, so it's wholly appropriate that Planet Mu have chosen this time of year to reacquaint us with Vex'd, a London based dubstep collaboration between Jamie Teasdale and Roly Porter. Due to geographic constraints they were rarely able to work together and unfortunately never managed to complete their second album.

    The sessions for that album and a number of remixes have been pulled together to make Cloud Seed. No
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