Needless to say George Thompson has been on fire as of late. If you check in on a regular basis at your local record store you’ll have noticed his omnipresence both on the shelves and in a flurry of DJ bags altogether. After a host of compelling transmissions on Island Of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique and Jealous God, Black Merlin takes back his magic wand for a two-track brain melter on Rotterdam’s finest Pinkman.
Seeing Aussie producer Leo James land on the rising Vienna-based, Bauhaus-friendly label Neubau, is far from a coincidence and certainly a good occasion to see what he is up to once taken out of his antipodean comfort zone. Promises kept, the tantalising joint venture has confirmed to be a matter of heart and mind in equal amount.
Mind Records honcho MOYO takes the helm with a rough and rugged mix of gloomy industrial, off-kilter electronics and dystopian proto-tech blends. Since good things often come in twos, you can also check our quick fire Q&A with Abraham where we discuss the label’s neatly thought-out audiovisual designs and aspirations.
Here we find Karamika continuing their chaotic exploration of raw, obsessive kraut and industrial motifs. Like walking the last corridor to the big boss’ dungeon in a vintage platform game, it’ll leave you both excited to outdo your own egotistic self and afraid at getting back to the real world. Get strange.