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Artist: Cardopusher (@)
Title: Yr Fifteeen Minutes Are Up
Format: CD
Label: Tigerbeat6 (@)
Distributor: RevolverUSA
Rated: *****
I'm pursuing Dj Cardo aka Luis Garban since when I discovered his sound by chance in a small record shop in Berlin through Unity Means Power - Cardopusher's second album - on Ad Noiseam's imprint three or four years ago. His way of combining dusty chirping breakcore (from8to64bits) chips with massive dubstep quite similar to that mania affecting some wholesome people like Soundboy, Tes La Rock or Quarta330, could have sketched a sneering smile on my face close to the ones which made Richard James so attractive to so many people, but I cannot confirm such a circumstance as I don't remember any mirrored image of myself in that shop! I'vee been so pleased to find out that even if this guy partially changed stylistical explorations as it seems following the abstract/cosmic directions taken by some dubstep producers and its crossings with ambient and other syncretic syncopes, his sampledelic way of creating miscellaneous tracks featuring that bizarre and eccentric hook Tigerbeat6's team usually dumps proves to be inshrinkable and trustworthy as well. Mechanics of the first two tracks, Antisharkz and Paintbrush, based on the intertwining of good rhythmical crafts with bleepy phunky sounds is quite similar, but if you keep on listening to the album, you'll enjoy Cardopusher istrionic skills as he easily juggles with Latin sketches, dubby techno, sampling, electro, vocals all over it! There are many tracks which could be frequently burned inside your hi-fi system. I'll just list mt favorite ones: on the top of the list, there are tracks such as Juice In Blender, Coppertoned Punch and Idle Talk, whereas Luis blends the highly danceable synth grooves (it's not casual the presence of remixes of the first two of the mentioned songs in the tracklist...to be honest I prefer original versions) with latin and floating ambient elements, the little rascal hip-hop golden sensation evoked by MC Sensational on We Want Ca$h, the funny remixe of Kid606 & Jessie Quattro's Holiday whereas Cardopusher enjoys playing on fills of the four percussive elements of the rhythmical pattern on the intriguing "la-la-la" by the female singer. I'm pretty sure most listenerswill appreciate the elegant style by Cardopusher as even if he generates storms on the pattern, it seems he doesn't lose his composure. My fifteen minutes-lasting coffee&sigarette break for reviewing this nice record is up!
Aug 03 2011
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Artist: HUMANDROID
Title: Elite
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Black Leather (@)
Distributor: Juno Download
Rated: *****
ELITE is the second Humandroid release which is out on Black Leather just a month after his debut "Eureka" I just reviewed today. On this EP we find four the original tune plus three remixes. The track is an atmospheric fast one with cinematic/horror atmospheres. It also has a kinda metal use of bass drum (you know that classic double rolling) which is strange to find on an electro track. The first mix is by another Black Leather act, the Colombian Cute Heels. They used a classic dance 4/4 rhythm with hard beats plus warm pads, analog bleeps all wrapped into a really dark atmosphere. Gabri Richter is next with a great dark electro remix which has nice catchy melodies, hard beats and distorted leads here and there. Nicolas Estany closes the release with a dilated atmosphere and a version that could be used on a zombi movie! Really nice release.
Aug 03 2011
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Artist: HUMANDROID
Title: Eureka
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Le Galassie Di Seyfert (@)
Distributor: Juno Download
Rated: *****
Humandroid is the project of Antonio Cannella, an Italian guy living in Taranto. After different musical experiences he's ready to deliver his first EP on Le Galassie Di Seyfert, a young Italian label born from the natural progression of a project started in the nineties as IDM night radio program run by Exile a.k.a. Giovanni Pasquariello. Containing four original tunes and five remixes EUREKA sees Antonio delivering four dance instrumental tunes in balance from italo disco ("Cluster" and the closing "Limitless"), electro ("Attraction") and electro influenced by 70s soundtracks of the likes of Goblin and Carpenter ("Irradiation"). Antonio likes analog sounds and tweaking filters is the way to go to produce interesting sounds. On the remixers side we have Synth Alien and Christian Gleinser working on "Cluster" (the first version is atmospheric with retro electro inserts while the second is a fast upbeat remix with nice monophonic lead solos) and Dr Shingo, Irregular Disco Workers and Federico Leocata did their version of "Irradiation" (the first one did a dancey minimal mix, Irregular Disco Workers a nice italo disco remix with a funny funky guitar solo and Federico Locata a minimal horrorish remix).
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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Per Aspera Ad Astra
Format: CD
Label: HR! SPQR (@)
Rated: *****
Already ten years have passed by from the moment when some guys with a common vision decided to join their efforts to form a label. Initially linked to HauRuck! Austria, the now called HR! SPQR label issued twenty three releases the last of which is a retrospective compilation that offers thirteen tracks of which seven picked up from their back catalog, three unreleased (Der Feuerkreiner and Mushroom's Patience offered two new tracks and The Green Men a different version of "Horus Calling", opening track of their recent CD single), one from Ignis Vrbis Mithrae album released on Wolf Age and another one from Kannonau's debut album "Initium" released by Misty Circles. Hautville with "Otranto" weren't on HR! but they will soon and they offered a track from their debut album "No Milk For The Babies" released on Invisible Eye Rec. We pass from the neo folk atmospheres of The Green Man and Hautville to the militaristic drummings of Ignis Vrbis Mithrae, Kannonau and Ain Soph passing through the particular Egida Aurea and Recondita Stirpe song writing influenced by Italian 70s music (just to name few). The compilation is available for free with every order at HR! SPQR. Let's celebrate!
Here's the complete track listing:
1 Claudedi E Nemici ' Immobile Sul Freddo Marmo
2 Recondita Stirpe ' Il Sibilo Di Giano
3 Egida Aurea ' Gli Sguardi Nel Sole
4 The Green Man ' Horus Calling
5 Calle Della Morte ' Gli Uomini E LeRovine
6 Ain Soph ' Kshatryia
7 Spectre ' Signore Non Son Degno
8 Ballo Delle Castagne ' Kalachakra
9 Der Feuerkreiner ' Der Abend
10 Hautville ' Otranto
11 Mushroom's Patience ' Another Day
12 Kannonau ' Dragon Of Death
13 Ignis Vrbis Mithrae ' Rvit Hora, O Roma
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Artist: GLENN ASTRO / LEE WEBSTER
Title: Colored Sands / Hotel Groove
Format: 12"
Label: Big Bait Records
Rated: *****
The eighth release on Big Bait Records is a 12" which sees Gleen Astro and Lee Webster proposing two new tunes. Side A contains "Colored Sands", a two parts track by Glenn Astro. On this one he mixes house atmospheres with downbeat rhythms and a laid back attitude. The minimal approach to sounds finds a certain richness into the evolving strutcure of the track. Side B has Lee Webster performing "Hotel Groove", a track based on syncopated rhythms, house hypnotic synth chords and a nice melodic and seducing vocal line. Also this one, sounds minimal and rich at the same time. This 12" will be available in the stores on early September.
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