Yes! It‘s the first show in 2018. Yes! We just left behind a pretty bad year for all of us. And yes, we don‘t care at all. We rather intent to go on serving you rock solid tunes. This time with a little Bandcamp round up.
For this purpose we‘d like to take a closer ear to MSH3005 Records. A little Underground Techno, Ambient and IDM Label from Portland, Oregon. During the last year they managed to bring up a pretty impressive little catalouge of Tape and CD Releases. And after we just recently reviewed one of their EP‘s on our Website, they gave us the opportunity to check out their output from last year.
Check out MSH3005 Records at https://msh3005.bandcamp.com
Not Enough RAM – joker doctor 0o
Confreg – Serious trip
Tape Squize – Johnipe
Confreg – dust on SM-SRE-700-K9
Tape Squize – Citsilaer (LN-30 mix)
IPv7 – IPv7 (mother! techno is awesome mix)
Metadreamer – Not Afraid (lyrebird mix)
Z0xxTer – jojojojojojojojojojojojo
Not Enough RAM – 0ct0ber rest
Metadreamer – Ocean Trip 5 (blue sea mix)
Titch Thomas – HUMANITY
RX-101 – M.A.S.S.
Beathaven – Electro Sonata No.4 – Croyde
th’idiot – Ant Erg (Luke’s Anger Remix)
Jeremy Greenspan – Tin Beat
Solid Blake – Mario
Fleck E.S.C – Boredom Routine Flagship
Earl Grey – Dorsiflextion
Guavid – Physycaltb3
daas – Fang
HKE – Inertia Circus
Greystar – d27 Kinetic Radiance [exc3]
When Brainwaltzera released Poly-Ana in 2017, coming out of nowhere, they were kinda hyped by the fact that they had no other than Aphex Twin as a true fan on their Soundcloud List. These Hypes can easily overshadow the true worth of an release or artist. But it must have worked and is granted to them.
Poly-Ana is kinda like a new Planet that all of a sudden appeared at your window and you start wondering if it always had been there. It combines the warm earthy sound structures of the ones like Four Tet with the wobbly Synth Melodies from Boards of Canada but always keeps to it's very own emotional dimension. This helps the album to gradually break away from the mentioned comparisons in your consciousness and to develop a timeless value on its own.
The mighty Beathaven himself labels it Devonshire Electronic Music.
"Unknown to the masses, techno and electro was invented in the dangerous back streets of North Devon. This music is in our veins, brains and hearts."
Like most of his releases he published Electro Sonatas on his very own playground Midievil Records. And it's yet another excellent example of the healthy diversity of acid infected, machine loving, intelligent dance jamming scene you can find under the hood of Bandcamp, Soundcloud and on various smaller Vinyl Labels.
It's stunning how Beathaven keeps his tunes from the straight Four-To-The-Floor recipe but still gives you no other choice than follow with your body like a wigglely worm. Add some detuned Synth Lines on top and you can imagine how life was back in Midievil times. Dark but adventurous, rough but also spontaneous. So hopefully Beathaven will keep on leading us the way trough Devonshire Forest.
Got that little scamp! Ghostband is not a band! It's a kid in a candy store smearing his tunes with glittering melodies and evil plans to put you on one leg. And before you know it you are in the middle of a breakcore massacre.
Ghostband is throwing out self released recordings since 2011 but came first into my consciousness with his Tape Release Acid Deco which got some promotion via the legendary Bleep Store (Which is an offshoot from Warp Records as far as I'm aware). It had "Acid" in it's name, so what could you do wrong by grabbing it. But it sure wasn't an Acid Album. It reminded me somehow of Venetian Snare's early sample based Breakcore mayhems, that always contained this errant wicked humor. But it wasn't a Breakcore Album by definition. Instead it took all these ingredients and tossed them around with a very playful attitude.
Grime Synthesis takes this musical diversity even further (let alone that it's not a Grime Album). It feels like AFXs Donkey Rhubarb on heavy rotation. Rhythmically it feels like a bouncing ball that refuses to listen to the laws of gravitation and while the melodies always start kinda fluttering around friendly, you know that this ain't gonna end in peace.