Phlox‘s 11 ying-and-yang excursions feel like instruments of ongoing discovery, with Edit Select reaching out to grasp at the distant, darkened corners of his musical vocabulary and committing the results to record.
Kenny Hanlon’s Apartment label has tended to trade in classically informed house, techno, and electro. Apartment Six, the label’s first compilation, doesn’t break the spell, but it does provide bang for the buck.
Talking Shopcast 19 from A5 collects music from as far back as the ’60s, and mixing it with his label’s latest records via non-beatmatched fades and other unconventional devices. He doesn’t always program and mix this way, but he says, “I just wanted to record something which tells the weird story that I associate with our label.”