Saturday, January 19, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Aaah, the first review this year and its of an album released last year. I have a large number of recommended albums in my mailbox from last year and i will do my best to get to all of them. I will have to balance reviewing 2008 and these recommended titles from 2007.
But back to the review...
This release from Vate is really top notch stuff. I dont know if its just cause i have been out of contact for a while, but this really just hit the right note with me. The first track ("Turismo") is just really trippy and really reminds me of the "trancy" stuff from the early 90's with a 2007 overhaul. The second track ("Orient Stress"), which is also featured on the previous release from Vate, has a pulsating tribal rhythm with growling basslines set to a slamming breakbeat. Almost industrial in some aspects. These billowing basslines continue through to the next track which is also a standout track.
"Hertz" drops into a more minimal-IDM style and it slowly progresses into more distorted IDM sounds from here onward.
Overall the album is fantastic and its highly recommended. Even if its just for the first few tracks as not all of them will appeal to everyone.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Thanks for all the great wishes over xmas! I really appreciate it.
The blog has been quiet for a number of months and i need to catch up with all the great tunes that i have missed. I have just over 100 review requests in my mailbox and hopefully i can get to some of them soon.
I am looking to expand the writers for NLR and I am currently "recruiting" some co-writers to help with the sheer volume of the releases. Its hard for me to keep up with it all and still have time for my own music and family life.
But enough whinging for one day, Keep your eyes open there should be some reviews up soon.
All the best,
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