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Ambient Review

Stephen Prince – ‘The Corn Mother: Night Wraths’

A Year In The Country – Release: 16th March 2020

Eerie electronica, characterised by distant synthetic messages and spindly environmental noise. The latest offering from A Year In The Country, continues with earthy drones and odd folklore in both it’s sound design and accompanying Novella.

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Electro Review

Pierre Rousseau – Musique Sans Paroles

Beats In Space – Release: March 27th 2020

Chic, melodic electro from Paris-based Pierre Rousseau. ‘Musique Sans Paroles’ (Music Without Lyrics) achieves harmony and pop sensibilities, within a restrained framework of sound sources.

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Disco Review

Masarima – Freak Like U

Sounding like an undiscovered early 80’s Italo disco cut this recently released tune will sure to be doing the business for some time to come. You don’t really need to read about it, just listen and know!

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House Review

Rocky Jones – The Choice of a New Generation

On the surface, Rocky Jones may appear to be a bit of a one-hit wonder, on Discogs this 1987 track is listed as his only single. But his influence on the history and evolution of House music is much greater than a quick glance at his discography may indicate.

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Acid Review

Type-303 – Sysi EP

Super Rhythm Trax – Release: Late March 2020

Super Rhythm Trax celebrate their 30th release, with an equal parts melodic and tuff acid record, from Finland’s Type-303.

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Ambient Experimental Review

Sea Urchin & Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra – Natal Uranus

RVNG Intl – Release: 29/2/20

Batshit bonkers from the RVNG (un)stable. Pythonesque moments collide with off-piste rhythms and melodies verging on the clinically insane, in this collaboration between Sea Urchin and Aki Goto’s Shirotento Orchestra.

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Review Techno

The Forgotten Man – Cosmic Echoes

Noctu Recordings – Release 28th February 2020

Brighton based The Forgotten Man has been quietly and slowly building things up over the last year or so on his own Noctu recordings label. This release is our favourite so far. Don’t expect anything groundbreaking in terms of new styles or fancy gimmicks, but do expect something quality and long-lasting when it comes to the musicianship and feeling.

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Disco Review

Warmduscher – Midnight Dipper (Soulwax Remix)

Leaf Label – Release: 28th Feb 2020

Debauched disco from the Warmduscher gang. This time around ‘Midnight Dipper’ is given a thorough Soulwax buffing up.

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Ambient Beats Review

Symptoms of Love – Foam EP

Planet Trip – Release: 20th Jan

Bit late to the party with this one, but it still deserves a mention, as there are still some vinyl left (!). Symptoms of Love bring the vintage sampling styles (ala Thomas Dolby’s Fairlight era) along with modern production sensibilities, in this lush 5-tracker on Sydney’s Planet Trip.

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Ambient Beats Review

Kutmah – New Appliance

All City – Release: 2nd March 2020

Dublin’s All City Records brings beat producer Kutmah on board, for a 10″ of quick ‘n’ dirty sampler-delic jams.