M.E.S.H. – Piteous Gate

Watching James Whipple’s career as M.E.S.H. unfold has been analogous to uncovering a conspiracy theory. The more you scratch at the surface of this new piece information, the more intricate the rabbit hole reveals itself to be. It’s a slow process of discovery, as you have to delve deeper into

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Helm – Olympic Mess

Sky Wax; I exist in a fog; and Fluid Cloak are very loaded titles for musical compositions. They are evocative and immediately encourage very striking imagery. These are all titles from Helm’s latest album Olympic Mess, but the music is anything but the base associations you might conjure in your

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Errorsmith & Mark Fell – Protogravity

Adopting his Errorsmith moniker for the first time in 11 years, Erik Weigand joins Mark Fell on PAN’s latest mis-adventures through clubland for Protogravity. The title track sees, the two legendary dance floor alchemists set their unique vision to work with a break beat and subtly noisy pads that often float into white

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Objekt – Flatland

Objekt’s debut LP, Flatland calls itself in with incredible force. The short introduction, Agnes Revenge asserts itself with heavy percussion and a healthy dose of noise before it falls away into a magnificent sub-bass drawl and flickering high frequencies that glitter along its short, but pertinent existence. It sets the

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James Hoff – Blaster

A concept can only ever be as good as its execution. Time and time again I’ve been disappointed with incredible conceptual frameworks that fall way off the mark with an execution that merits the question, why? Why go through all that cerebral effort only to acquiesce to mediocrity at the

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Beneath – Vobes

I know I am a bit late coming to the party on this one. Beneath’s Vobes EP was released last week and the review stage is probably well in truly over for this album. It will most likely be resigned to the confines of forgotten playlists for a lot of

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Taking Over – PAN

Entering the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij last Thursday, I was greeted with the swell of a sine wave, and as the water came into view through those impressive windows, a plucked string joined it, in the form of a gong. Arif Malawi was at the decks selecting some music truly

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