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MMII ~ John Digweed
MMII ~ John Digweed
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MMII sees him fleeing the dark hole of thump-thump fodder which progressive had dug itself for techier fare; witness the crisp, intricate beat work of Bermuda Triangle “Mooger Fooger” and (notably) Sean 06 “Of Course.” And while the primitive techno and typical chords of Pollon “Lonely Planet” are rather uninspired, some of the remaining work here certainly is. Pole Folder & CP “Dust” melds operatic cooing with surprise bass drops for a majestic opener your Enya-loving mom would melt for, as will the latest, greatest tune “I Have Seen The Light” from melody man James Holden. Including still fresh fodder from… Read more
Logic Trance 5 ~ Various
Logic Trance 5 ~ Various
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is one of the under-the-radar gems of 2001. It’s bound to get buried within the mass of releases this year, and being part five of the solid (if unspectacular) Logic Trance series won’t help bring the noise from press outlets. Factor in John Debo’s debut Chrome 01 seemed unremarkable, and perhaps few could have expected the raw power of Logic Trance 5.
The scaling synth chords are checked at the door, as are hooks, singing, all but some scraps of melody. To move off the power of groove, that’s what Debo showcases here. Layers of percussion (‘Of Course,’) backbone quivering basslines (‘Something else,) and heavy beats that kick in… Read more
Stockholm Mix Sessions 2 ~ Jesper Dahlback
Stockholm Mix Sessions 2 ~ Jesper Dahlback
For those of you who didn’t pick up Swedish producer Dahlback’s previous set “Stockholm Mix Sessions,” stop reading and go order it. Easily one of the best mix albums of last year but lost in the shuffle of bigger releases, anyone remotely liking house music will savor that collection of deep tunes, melodic and jazz free. High expectations ride such a follow-up, so instead of competing with the sublime vibe of his prior release Dahlback swings eclectic- funkier, soulful, and light hearted shifts run throughout the set.
He certainly knows how to start things proper, selecting a meatier King Britt vocal mix of I:Cube’s already lovely “Adore,”… Read more