20 second reviews

More info on those records I been posting about.

Blake Baxter : Poetry And Rhythm – Session Two (Nice covers of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence)

Etiop: Sub + Sub (Recognition Poland) 12″: (Newcomer on Jacek Sienkiewicz’ Recognition label. ‘Mysticism’ has a kinda-acidic bassline, merged with detuned pads and slightly-clicky beats)

Solo Action: Opulence (Solo Action Germany) (*PROPER* techno. All three tracks killer)

Analog Fingerprints : Age of Hypocrisy (New Marco Passirani on Submerge-affiliated label, churning out classic Detroit and full-on rave sounds. All four track = detonation)

Kirk Degiorgio : EP3 – (Four tracks of kinda-slow Detroitiotechno)

Duplex 100 : Extrapoliert (MJ goes UR)

Horror Inc. : I Plead Guilty (Akufen goes deep dark piano)

Karizma : Strings Emotional EP (Interesting ‘deep burnt’-style strings with a kinda UR synth taking over the second half. A bit tracky, but good)

Sebo K : Changes EP (Drum ‘n bass producer doing acid and old school Chicago stuffs)

Ultradyne : The Privilege Of Sacrifice (Sinister stuff Alex! I totally scared a hungover friend with it Sunday morning. Some of the synths remind me a bit of Skinny Puppy, which is a big compliment in my book)

DJ Rels : Theme For A Broken Soul (Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf go broken beat, and end up sounding something like Theo Parrish were he to do the same. A few gems on here, solid throughout)

Umod : Enter The Umod (Differently broken beats from Domu. ‘For Funk’s Sake’ and ‘What Melody’ are sick, particularly the latter, which has as much attention to detail as any track I’ve hear. Domu’s stil on a roll. The 12″ of ‘Tromboline’ is also worth getting for the flip)

Various Artists : Del Alma Sampler Vol.1 (New on Amalgama, featuring a tasty Titonton stuff that may be atyically broken enough to not scare away those who don’t usually feel broken beat stuff)

808 State : Prebuild (Ancient rarities unearthed on Rephlex. Particularly enjoying ‘The Ride’, ‘Sex Mechanic’ and ‘Automatic’)

Population One : Earth 2976 (Old Terrence Dixon reissue on Metroplex. All three tracks nice. Crappy recording or pressing but still playable)

Mike L & Lanoiraude : Mystic River EP (Sounds like a Charles Webster Remix.

It is a Charles Webster remix!)

Bjork : Medulla (Mostly acapella album featuring Icelandic choruses and Razell, formerly of The Roots. A must for fans)

Ame : Mifune / Shiro (Two excellent new tracks on Sonar Kollektiv, the first reminding me a bit of Attend 1 without being unoriginal)

Ethnic Heritage Ensemble : Running In The Streets (Another Charles Webster Remix. A slow builder. Really tasty if that’s your thing)