dgoHn: s/t EP (Astrophonica, 2019)

December 8, 2019 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

dgoHn: s/t EP

dgoHn released an album on Rephlex a decade ago, but I haven’t kept up with his career since then. His music is just as breathtaking now as it was then, building intense narratives out of deftly manipulated breakbeats and traces of menacholy feelings. He has a knack for effortlessly flowing between live-sounding drums and sharper, digitally shredded ones, making this some sort of cyborg drumfunk. “Dolorous Dick’ead” is the bullit on this EP, it just sets up and tears right through before you’re ready. “Lost and Found” is subtler but slowly pulverizes as well. All four tracks are outstanding though.

Show #523 – 12/7/19

December 7, 2019 at 1:14 pm | Posted in The Answer Is In The Beat | Leave a comment

Late start because I was in Detroit seeing Plaid!
2:41 am Burial ~ Ashtray Wasp ~ Tunes 2011-2019 ~ Hyperdub ~ 2012
2:53 am Werfol ~ Оunglesoderzhashiy ~ Resonance Moscow News 07/19 (new) ~ Resonance Moscow ~ 2019
2:57 am Thugwidow ~ A Cluster of Repeating Angry Thoughts ~ Hard Rave Aesthetic (new) ~ Western Lore ~ 2019
3:03 am Venetian Snares ~ Milk ~ Greg Hates Car Culture (20th Anniversary) ~ Timesig ~ 1997
3:11 am BLÆRG ~ Relentless Optimism ~ Stridulation: The Resource Consumption of Nine Billion Humans (new) ~ MOZYK ~ 2019
3:16 am Moth Cock ~ I’d Wear One By My Side ~ If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride (new) ~ Hausu Mountain ~ 2019
3:23 am yuk. ~ tortay & friends ~ Paraiso (new) ~ Leaving Records ~ 2019
3:25 am Beck ~ Hyperspace ~ Hyperspace (new) ~ Capitol ~ 2019
3:27 am Benoît Honoré Pioulard and Sean Curtis Patrick ~ Sunek ~ Avocationals ~ Beacon Sound ~ 2019
3:32 am Thomas Fehlmann ~ Liebesperlen ~ Pop Ambient 2020 (new) ~ Kompakt ~ 2019
3:39 am Anthony Naples ~ Benefit ~ Fog FM ~ ANS ~ 2019
3:47 am Karenn ~ Peel Me Easy ~ Grapefruit Regret (new) ~ Voam ~ 2019
3:53 am object blue ~ Ecstasy of Saint Teresa ~ FIGURE BESIDE ME (new) ~ Shimmering Frequencies ~ 2019
4:00 am Galaxian ~ Coming Up For Air ~ Coming Up For Air (new) ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2019
4:06 am Lanark Artefax ~ Corra Linn ~ Corra Linn (new) ~ Numbers ~ 2019
4:10 am Skee Mask ~ Juug ~ ISS004 (new) ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2019
4:16 am Shed ~ Menschen und Mauern ~ Oderbruch (new) ~ Ostgut Ton ~ 2019
4:21 am Stenny ~ Fast Fade ~ Upsurge (new) ~ Ilian Tape ~ 2019
4:26 am Pelada ~ A Mí Me Juzgan Por Ser Mujer ~ Movimiento Para Cambio (new) ~ PAN ~ 2019
4:31 am Bart Hawkins ~ Energy Currents ~ 21 Pulse Eclipse (new) ~ Spotted Peccary ~ 2019
4:39 am Toxe ~ Maybe Tomorrow ~ split EP w/ CRYSTALLMESS (new) ~ PAN ~ 2019
4:44 am Shanti Celeste ~ Infinitas ~ Tangerine (new) ~ Peach Discs ~ 2019
4:50 am Blawan ~ Gadget ~ Many Many Pings (new) ~ Ternesc ~ 2019
4:58 am HAAi ~ Systems up, Windows Down ~ Systems up, Windows Down (new) ~ Mute ~ 2019
5:07 am Gabber Modus Operandi ~ Padang Galaxxx ~ HOXXXYA (new) ~ SVBKVLT ~ 2019
5:11 am Slikback & Osheyack ~ ONJA ~ Slip A (new) ~ Hakuna Kulala ~ 2019
5:14 am Slikback & Hyph11E ~ SHIMIAN ~ Slip B (new) ~ SVBKVLT ~ 2019
5:17 am 33EMYBW feat. Li Jianhong ~ Arthropods Continent ~ Arthropods (new) ~ SVBKVLT ~ 2019
5:25 am J-Zbel ~ The J-Zbel Anthem ~ Dog’s Fart Is So Bad The Cat Throws Up ~ BFDM ~ 2019
5:29 am Paul D. Miller ~ Invisual Ocean (Critical Bandwith Mix) ~ Viral Sonata ~ Asphodel ~ 1997
5:34 am Judgitzu ~ Kelele ~ 10″ (new) ~ Nyege Nyege Tapes ~ 2019
5:40 am Rui Ho ~ Ardour (Bela Remix) ~ In Pursuit of the Sun 逐日 (new) ~ Objects Limited ~ 2019
5:46 am TV.OUT ~ XTC ~ 12″ ~ L.I.E.S. ~ 2019
5:53 am Floating Points ~ Last Bloom ~ Crush (new) ~ Ninja Tune ~ 2019

Thugwidow: Hard Rave Aesthetic 12″ EP (Western Lore, 2019)

December 1, 2019 at 4:02 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Thugwidow: Hard Rave Aesthetic 12″ EP

Operating on the harder side of the current jungle scene, evoke more of a dystopian atmosphere than his peers. It sounds true to ’90s darkside jungle, but seemingly with a whole lot more trouble fueling its volatile breakbeats and cloudy synths — repressed emotions, conspiracy theories, general malaise. Sometimes the beats are scattered and smudged, delivering the rhythm, but also implying much of it and leaving it up to your own sense of perception. It’s an intense trip down a long dark tunnel, and it’s a fantastic headrush.

Moth Cock: If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride tape (Hausu Mountain, 2019)

December 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Moth Cock: If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride tape

Introduced by the robotic voice of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman declaring the duo to be “so fried you’d swear they just scraped them off the side of the oil tub at Sheetz”, the latest tape from Moth Cock continues their outward expansion. It flows from swaying field mantras to cartoon elephant jazz to mutant techno, bending drones into balloon animals and wringing cryptic incantations out of plastic toys. Like their last tape, it’s still chaotic, but it’s also more hypnotic, and seems to have been produced under deep concentration. The last 2 tracks each stretch out past 12 minutes; “Wishes Would Ride” has a near-steady pulse for a while, then gets hammered by drilling beats and doomy distorted trumpet, and “If Bayonets Were Turnips” is a house-of-mirrors echo chamber head-boggler which goes from a triumphant, crashing march into a heady freak-out.

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