Joy O – 81b

Joy O (Joy Orbison), his music, his labels and his DJ sets, is something of an enigma. There’s something indistinguishable but refined in his collective works that eludes classification, but somehow defines his work. There’s usually a moment of illumination when you realise a track is a Joy O track,

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An Interview with Mono Junk

Google, Imatra Finland. The screen projects a mural of picturesque views, snow-capped furs, bavarian-style castles, billowing rivers in autumn and scenic forest landscapes. Like something from a Grimm Brothers fairy tale, there’s something incredibly surreal and yet completely tangible about the Finnish hamlet from the computer screen. It’s the kind

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Kingdom Come: A beige noise

I haven’t felt this dismayed about electronic club music since House music moved into “lounge” bars in the summer of 2004 and joined forces with jazz in one of the genres more shadowy periods. It was a summer fedora-wearing pseudo boho chic “artists” forcing an improvised pedestrian saxophone, or some

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Resonant Sounds – September

We err on the dark side, with beats bearing teeth and sonic landscapes that’s dark and ominous in their delivery. These are the records forged in the brimstone basin of perdition, delivering punishing blow after blow and negating the obvious without straining the listener’s conscious capacity. These are records made

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Marc Kate – Deface

A dissonant miasmic drone sweeps across Marc Kate’s Deface reducing the sharpened peaks and jagged troughs of his source material to a innocuous wispy ebb. The album hides an uncomfortable eerie dissonance in its sonic wake with the Californian artist yet again examining some socio-political discourse through his music. A

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