Tag Archive: review

MRSK, Gunwar

Martin Skogehall brings his MRSK to Crime City Disco for an unexpected jaunt away from his usual tough techno sound.

LWE Reviews EM15

Our second festival review of the season by Elly Schook reports on the combined Mutek and Elektra festivals which joined forces on their 15th anniversary.

LWE Reviews Movement 2014

The first of two festival reviews starts with LWE’s report on Movement Festival 2014.

Larsson, Close To The River EP

Larsson’s Close To The River EP succeeds where its predecessors have fallen, integrating latent dub influences into strong house frameworks.

Steven Tang, Leaving the Physical World

Leaving the Physical World, Steven Tang’s follow-up 12″ for Smallville, feels a bit more limber and carefree than his full-length for the label.

Jeff Derringer, Beat to Quarters

In nautical terms, a “beat to quarters” was a loud drum pattern designed to signal a ship’s crew to prepare for battle. Given the historical background, this new EP from Jeff Derringer is a suitably brutal affair.

Marco Bernardi, Floating EP

Marco Bernardi follows EPs for modern UK-house brands Hypercolour and Futureboogie with a disc for the rather more appropriate and low-key label Happy Skull, a venture of locally renowned DJs and enthusiasts of the underground the Kelly Twins.

Max Loderbauer, Claudio Puntin, and Samuel Rohrer, Ambiq

On Ambiq, Max Lodebauer collaborates with Swiss clarinet virtuoso Claudio Puntin and drummer Samuel Rohrer for an LP of low-lit grooves and ominous ambience that combines live instrumentation and warm desk work to great effect.

Copeland, Because I’m Worth It

Inga Copeland’s first full length since the split of Hype Williams is a luminously brusque listen, one that invites repeat listens despite its downtrodden tone.

Golden Donna, II

The follow up to Golden Donna’s 2012 self-titled debut LP on 100% parent label, Not Not Fun Records, II has the potential to impress most people lucky enough to hear the cassette or snag it digitally.

Hotel Lauer, Brudis

Hotel Lauer, the duo of Philip Lauer and his brother Jacob, makes their debut on Live At Robert Johnson with the arpeggiated and infectious Brudis.

Beneath, Vobes EP

On the Vobes EP, Beneath continues to contrast UK funky rhythms and pitch black atmospheres on four lessons in experimental brutalism for PAN.

Gesloten Cirkel, Submit X

Submit X, the debut album from Gesloten Cirkel, works because it balances the impulses of hooky club (or car) music with implicitly bleak worldviews.

Donato Dozzy & Tin Man, Acid Test 09

Each of Acid Test 09‘s three tracks finds Donato Dozzy and Tin Man playing to their strengths with a leisurely attitude.

Various Artists, Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 The Final EP

Dormant since 2008, Third Ear Recordings’ Detroit Beatdown various artist series returns for one last hurrah on Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 The Final EP, featuring Mike Clark, Rick Wade, DJ T-1000, and Scott Ferguson.

Todd Terje, It’s Album Time

Todd Terje’s debut album, It’s Album Time, deserves to be embalmed and hung above a fireplace like a boar’s head — a relic that could conceivably be dated to any era, but one we should feel privileged to call our own.

Jonsson/Alter, Brevet Hem

Jonsson/Alter celebrate the poppiness of last year’s “Brevet Hem” with a 7″ containing “Radio” and dub mixes that will tickle their biggest fans.

Vladislav Delay, Ripatti03

The opiate fog hanging over those Vladislav Delay Chain Reaction release lifted a while ago, but Ripatti03 is hyperactive even by Kuopio‘s tightly wound standards.

DVS1, Lost Myself

Having finally reached the point where he’s “finding the pleasure in writing music,” DVS1 returns to his HUSH imprint for Lost Myself.

DJ Koze, Amygdala Remixes II

Following reworks by Matthew Herbert and Efdemin, the second shift crew of Roman Flügel and Robag Wruhme continue to wring magic from DJ Koze’s originals at the same high caliber as their predecessors.