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Naduve is a proper hippie. Not one of those militant vegans you meet at Unicorn, I mean a gentle soul oozing psychedelia. He ’s a floating fixture in the “second generation” Tel Aviv producers (not in age nor talent) LDDLM met through the Red Axes connection, a very tight self-gravitating crew of friends.
I have pictures in my head of Naduve, very lanky, bare chest with a slightly Aladdin waistcoat but do not get fooled, the “shamanic” appearance hides a much deeper music than the dross that now entertains some of the white rich crowd in a certain spot of the Nevada desert.
Is it trance? Is it tribal weirdness? Is it totally rad? Defo. Ttile track "Back To Work" bubbles through chiming Sheffield bleeps, acid undercurrents and scratchy guitar solos. The chunky Goa-groove of "Pakana Tana" is why Naduve shines at sunrise, whilst "Ze Hazman" shows us why is he is also full moon. Finally the Xen (more with her very, very soon) revox version of "Back To Work" could almost be a Rimini circa 1990 anthem. Much love for LDDLM as ever.

DJ Oil swerves the zeitgeist, shrugs off the sheeple and  comes through with a three tracker of dope dancefloor material. This is the second 12” of the "Bref Avenir collection, our southern activist using well-known tropes and samples to provide necessary confusion. "Telephunk" is nothing else than a monster breakbeat funk (away from the new Lynn Collins dictatorship), unfashionably cool if you see what we mean. If "Paresse" is its twin dark sister, locking electro in its black music roots whilst remaining strangely “European”, then "Fall" is its downer baggy brother, loose, limber and entirely lopsided.

Marseille-based electronic activist DJ Oil revisits LDDLM for his second adventure with the label. “Heritage” has been an Ivan Smagghe (and a few others) secret weapon for more than a year now. A strange, sampladelic track featuring a full Marcus Garvey speech which Oil fuses with slow and sludgy house thrust. Full of deep house clichés but executed beautifully, this sounds like Ron Hardy if he was still alive today with its politically charged swagger - top stuff! "Maybe" is influenced by psychedelics and sunlight, a mini homage to writer Terrence McKenna as much as it's a nod to System 01. "Brouillage" completes with a swamp of nagging electronics and, keeping up the EP's theme, is garnished with a layer of introspective spoken word. Further rhythmic prowess is introduced by way of manipulated, palm-muted guitar lines and buzzing square waves. Warped n wigged out and strictly for the freaks!

SAVE! is the new musical vehicle from Marc Nguyen Tan, aka Colder. On ‘Monsters And Fairies’ he steps aside as vocalist and collaborates with American poet and singer Craig Louis Higgins Jr. Craig contributed unsettling spoken word to the acclaimed dub-acid trax by Paranoid London (recording under his Mutado Pintado moniker).

The world they have created together, with Craig recording in London and Marc in Spain, exists in a dream, suspended between the two locations. A creeping, creepy Lynchian-world, where acid-dub work-outs combine with stream-of-consciousness monologues to make one of the strangest records this side of Serge Gainsbourg’s reggae albums like ‘Aux Armes et cætera’. The record warps and shimmers as if seen through a heat haze, a confused existential daydream or a dark wave mirage.

Released on Parisian DJ Ivan Smagghe (It’s A Fine Line / Kill The DJ) Les Disques De La Mort label, SAVE! finds Marc operating in the experimental shadows, against the grain, much as Colder’s post-punk sound originally appeared in the context of the other dance music in 2003.



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