FORMAT INFORMATION2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.
STAFF COMMENTSPatrick says: Gloomy and dystopic, Alex Suarez' debut LP muses on military coups, offering hissing ambient pieces, abrasive industrial workouts and polyrhythmic techno snarlers over the course of eight impactful tracks.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: Angle grinding noize, metallic sharps and punishing demolition ball beats. Mechanized audio weaponry locked and ready. A beast.
Opening with the lucid coastal ambience of "Tack" and into the rigid stomp of "Bb2". "Need" sees a calm but bass heavy swamp of sound slowly churn, elusive currents and underwater ripples offering up some kinda of momentum deep within the drift. "Swim" is covered in an semi-organic patina, microcosmic life forms sprouting up from the exotic flora. "Mix 91" sees Terekke explore a dubbed out and echo-laden environment, sparse and reverberating and somehow equally in tune with the Idjut Boys tape-delayed dancefloor experiments. "Padi" sees the serene and content nature reach a natural zenith, effortlessly elevating itself into the heavens through skilled synthesis and a sympathetic ear. Finally, "Closer" allows ripples of Chain Reaction-esque flux collide with a heady, suspended pad preset; an endless flow of gorgeous, thick sound which sees the album drift off into infinite. A truly impressive body of work from Terekke. If you liked Huerco S' LP from last year or the celestial gloop of Burial & Zomby, then I'm sure there's plenty for you to get stuck into here. Most recommended.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: I love it when someone who's previously been responsible for arse-tearing techno and industiral business, turns their hand at something more enchanted and ethereal for their full length excursions. No one wants and hour and a half of wall shakers, Terrekke perfectly addresses the dyanamic balance, across eight tracks, yet remained decidedly modern and focussed.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: A truly arresting, haunting and terrifying excursion into sound here from the already hyped Svengalisghost. Drinking from the same PCP-laced broth as The Trash Company and much of the Dark Entries camp, with a bit of Ron Hardy's sherm thrown into the pot for good measure. Warning! - will fuck you up!
Moving further along, and 'Doggy' presents the first indication of rhythmic convention, with lithe bass fragents flickering over a classic four-to-the-floor percussive backdrop before pulling out the flicker-machine once again to heavily treat the melodic overtones into a brittle amalgam of crystalline pulses and terse filter cuts.
'Ultimo' veers into lite grime territory with sqelchy digital synths weaving their way around the cut-up vocal snippets and tinny flanged cymbals (it would sound great blaring out of a nokia speaker on the back of the 168). Brilliantly futuristic but with nods to everything that has secured its passage up to this point. Copeland has always pushed the boundaries, and this is no different, it just so happens that his boundary pushing has veered squarely into the wonky lo-fi house/techno/misc zone I find so appealing. RIYL Opal Tapes / Cloudface / SNES.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: Brilliantly eccentric soundtrack to futuristic mishaps, last-life white-knuckle gaming and dusty sampler glitches. Superb.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: A triumph in tension and release. Ambient drifts soar around the stereo field, shimmering saturated keys and crackling fits of percussion slice through the thick ambience. Driven and rhythmic but brilliantly masked under a layer of suffocating dust. Further evidence to the unending talents of this gifted producer.
IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM SATURDAY APRIL 26th.
Delroy Edwards smacking on L.I.E.S. 2014 Record Store Day Edition: Remastered and re-cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, London. Comes with brand new artwork.
Original 2012 release text: "Just when we had our doubts about the West Coast, Los Angeles via NYC producer Delroy Edwards steps up with his debut release for L.I.E.S. Musically Edwards takes his influences from that Barney's Ghetto sound with oversaturated 909 shuffling highs, DX bells, 101 filters and ends up making fresh, and yes, melodic ghetto style tracks that somehow get stuck in your head even without vocals. A unique take on a modern classic with the dancefloor in mind."
Marcos says: "I recently found about three hours of my unreleased tracks from 1998-2000 on old cassette tapes. The collection that I set aside for LIES is pretty much all from 1998. During that time, I lived in upstate New York in a 3000 square foot loft with just one other friend. Both being DJs we would use our loft for fairly large parties... Cajmere from Chicago definitely being a highlight. I knew nothing about "making" music at this time and was using this fairly primitive wav. looping program called Acid. I just started recording my crappy Roland MC-303 into my computer and would just mash loops together over and over. Listening to these tracks now, I have a really vague memory of making them, and feel that their naive nature and the happy accidents that happened here are pretty exciting to listen to."
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Various ArtistsSpider-Jazz - KPM Cues Used In The Amazing Animated Series - That We Are Not Allowed To Mention For Legal Reasons
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