Author: Sean Keenan

Brilliant Colours – Again and Again

Brilliant Colours teeter on the edge of the indie landfill. Knowing where homage ends and derivative starts is the responsibility of the band – in this case it would be very generous to give...

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Shifted – Control EP

It would be easy to dismiss the tracks on this EP as uninspired minimal techno, droning morosely along, amassing texture by layering beats at nodal points and squirting atmospheric keyboard chords...

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Wiley – 100% Publishing

'East London grime credibility or West Coast glamour, who cares? Just PICK ONE and get on with it!' ...

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Emptyset feat. Corneileus Harris – All Together Lost Remixes EP

Emptyset live up to their name with the sparse minimalism of 'All Together Lost' 'All Together Lost' is innocuous and inoffensive trancey, minimal house music, but what else is there...

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Amon Tobin – Surge EP

Amon Tobin simultaneously alienates and intrigues....

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Rival Consoles – Kid Velo

Rival Consoles' Kid Velo has the beats and builds of anthemic house, but it's more Paul Hardcastle than Paul Oakenfold. Now that GaGa has got her hands on sidechain compression and synth...

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Ukkonen – Erriapo (EP)

Erriapo's icy but intimate techno-chillout is understated, elegant, but never simple. Unhurried development: the tightrope walk of the electronic musician's art. How many bars can you...

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Mental D-struction – Extrapolation of Human Perspectives

Swapping guitars and drums for VSTs and sequencers, Mental D-Struction makes the tricky jump to electronica and almost pulls it off. Having high artistic ideals, and creating material which follows...

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David Tort – Jack it Up

David Tort’s ‘Jack it Up’ promises ‘a tempestuous sea of dark synths’ but actually delivers ‘a turgid canal of muddy loops’. With pretensions to dancefloor...

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Weekend Nachos – Worthless

Weekend Nachos - Worthless - Relapse Records 2011...

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Hexstatic – Scan Me EP

Trailer Trax's 'Scan Me' EP wallows so deeply in the 1990s that it ought to be buried in a time capsule with a Sega Megadrive and a Blue Peter badge. 'The music business has...

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Slugabed – Moonbeam Rider EP

Can Slugabed's quirky beats and basslines inject new life into pre-packed dancefloor anthem hooks? Perhaps. Slugabed's Moonbeam Rider EP comes from the mind of a musician who has spent a lot...

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Dutch Uncles – Cadenza

So NME accuse this album of 'musical incompetence' and being 'baffling', whilst The Fly go with 'one of 2011's most exciting prospects'. Things are already juicy....

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Dels – Gob

Fear, righteous anger, too much booze and a boldly-drawn emotional vision, this debut from Dels wraps the disorientation of over-intelligent urban British youth into forty minutes of poetic and...

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Aleph – Haunt For Little Blind Fish

Armed with a bag of glitch, can Aleph's four-track EP convince us of this Siberian instrumentalist's intent? What happens when musicians break free of the limitations of physical instruments...

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