In a surprisingly quick move AE deliver InchMove Of TenInch album as the follow-up to InchOverstepsInch. 10 brand new tracks with artwork from the Designers Republic. Again they cast back to be influenced by their own mid-90's output. But where Oversteps was more reflective of their more ambient tracks, here they focus on AE's funkier side. Glitchy, crunchy 808's and more feature. The true electro sound of AE.......... This is the second EP with six tracks. Includes free download code
Variations is a selection of works from the duo of Colin Andrew Sheffield (samples, processing) and James Eck Rippie (turntables, guitar). The three pieces comprising this album were recorded 'live' with no additional production and were wholly improvised. Each of the album's pieces utilizes sounds from a single acoustic instrument as its sole source material. Here, the duo's examinations of the harp, guitar, and flute result in three unique components of a unified whole: a textured ambience that is rich and subtle, simple and complex
Next up is a lovely picture disc by Adam Pacione who I think runs Bee Keeper Recordings and who also released a smashing album on Infraction back in 2007 'Dobranoc' is a really classy record with its haunting static sounds and warm atmospherics.. The long pieces build slowly revealing a real depth to the layers and give a kind of comforting vibe. Ltd edition heavy duty disc with Adam's wonderful photos complementing the audio perfectly.
Danish producer Anders Trentemoller completes a fairly major crossover move with Into The Great Wide Yonder, transitioning from his roots as a dancefloor-focussed producer and in-demand remixer all the way into mainstream pop. Don't be too alarmed by such a notion though, this move has been on its way for a while, with his first mix CD, Harbour Boat Trips dropping plenty of hints towards a predilection for more indie-ish, shoegazey fare. Even so, Trentemoller remains a formidable maker of beats, and there's still a driving kick drum at the core of the album's narrative.
Belgium's advanced techno label Token presents a bold electronic sculpture from Inigo Kennedy backed with a heavily functional remix from Marcel Dettmann. 'The Shard' could almost be an outtake from a Chris Clark album with exuberantly dynamic IDM production concealing a complex rhythmic engine at its core. On remix detail, Dettmann charges the dance with elegantly brutal kicks and fractured elements of the original sprinkled like tangy crystals on the dancer's muscle.