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Art Experimental Review

Loula Yorke – Crowd Control Vol.1

Tigerforce Records – Oct 10th 2020

Crowd Control Vol.1 is a more thematic and focused offering from Suffolk based sound artist Loula Yorke, in comparison to her more techno-orientated output in ‘Ldols’.

The topic of surveillance capitalism covers the use of digital products such as social media, as a means of surveillance and corporate influence. The term was coined by the work of Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff and is also regularly covered by Silicon Valley commentator Jaron Larnier.

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Ambient Review

Miracle Pond Double Drop!

Not one, but two strong releases coming soon from one of UK’s most promising new cassette label of recent times. Miracle Pond caught our ear with their fantastic Polypores album a few months back and have been releasing with consistency since. One of the few labels that really put the effort in with the artwork to perfectly match the sound.

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House Review

Jonathan Krisp – Renaissance Polyphony

Stasis Recordings – Release: July 2020

Deftly produced deep and acidic melodic jams from Jonathan Krisp. 5 tracks that work for the head and feet. This will appease fans of the Border Community sound, interlocking arpeggiations and finely tuned, sparkling synth-lines are the order of the day.

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Ambient Review

PJS – Protection

Golden Ratio Frequencies – Release: 20th July 2020

PJS, the collaborative name for Patrick Dique and Jordan Christoff, have put out a few cassettes over the last 2 years, on a range of labels we have featured on our radio show, such as Leaving Records, Salmon Universe and Constellation Tatsu.

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Electro Hardcore Review

Dexorcist – Rage Signal

Ecstasy Garage Disco – Release: 7th Sept 2020

Heavy bass weight bizniz from the UK don papa of electro, the mighty DEXORCIST. A welcome sight to see that name appear on wax again, this time with a ruff and ravey 4-tracker.

dexorcist · Dexorcist – Rage Signal

As you’d expect, things start hard and continue in the same vein, sturdy. However the surprise track of the bunch Jah’s Coming, echoes of early Sheffield bleep n bass, with an upfront bassline you can feel as well as hear.

Tip!

pre-order here

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Experimental Review

Nuel – Fantasia

Apollo/R&S – Release: 17/7/20

A balanced mix of organic and electronic sounds in this meticulously produced album from Neul. Formally known for their techno output, in ‘Fantasia’ Americana meets trance in this cross-over album.

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Beats House Review Techno

Various Artists – Break The Silence

United World Music – Release: 4th July 2020

Flatland Frequencies is proud to support this fundraising compilation against police brutality in the USA. Featuring legendary names such as K Alexi, Robert Hood and 4 Hero amongst many others. Press release reproduced in full below;

Break The Silence’ stands in solidarity with Campaign Zero and the Black Lives Matter movement and all marginalized communities that have for too long faced injustice and inequity.  Featuring 14 unreleased tracks kindly donated by some of the finest voices in contemporary electronic music, this collection’s purpose is to raise as much money for and awareness of Campaign Zero’s mission to end police violence in America.

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Review Techno

Draugr – Semantic Deprivation EP

Techno Is The Devil’s Music – Release: 7th August 2020

A friend asked me the other day “hasn’t all the techno been made yet?”.

Techno is the Devils Music · Draugr – Semantic Deprivation [TITDM03]
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Jazz Review

SUN RA ARKESTRA -Seductive Fantasy

Strut Records – Release: 19th June 2020

As big fans of Sun Ra Arkestra, it’s extremely exciting to hear there is a brand new album of recordings imminent! Here is the first single from the LP, recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. Beam yourselves up!

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Review Techno

Huey Mnemonic – Virtuosity EP

Subsonic Ebonics – Release: 6th July 2020

Huey Mnemonic rolling the ruff and ready drum patterns over some classic Detroit progressions. Channeling the original techno sound and futurist concepts, this EP brings a modern sheen to the style and keeps the tempo as it should! Extra nice to hear some unabashed toms leading the march in both tunes, with the Moma remix taking things on a more tried and tested club route. TIP!

Will update the post when there’s some previews online…