Joining forces as Project Runaway, Stephan and Alek trick us into their own eerily funky sonic realm, fitting halfway between polyrhythmic hoodoo, altered machine talk and freewheeling post-discoid electronics.
After a first incursion on Stuart Leath’s [Emotional] Especial last year, the mysterious Alphonse returns with ‘Smokey‘, a four-track transmission featuring reworks from in-fashion French duo The Pilotwings and
Remarkably enough, the music of sibling duo Hotel Lauer has taken a further trancey turn with the ecstasy-seeking ‘Lauer & Lauer’, their first outing on Stuart Leath’s ever-inspired [Emotional] Especial. Sharing a similar cold wave’y approach to synth melodies doped on beefy electro-bass tubes and crisp, compressed kicks, their sound gained a sheer rave energy and magnitude.
Fett Burger and Luca Lozano teaming up again, Madteo back with the christening release of his eponymous label, edit-sensei Mori Ra killing it with another batch of top-class revamps, Lee Gamble stepping up on UIQ for the first time… May got our processors on overheat! Here’s our monthly compilation.
It’s this time of the year again: Best of lists are back! You hate them, right? Well, don’t be such a grinch. This best tracks list’s only purpose is to dispense a tiny dose of what’s been, once again, a brilliant year for musical creation, with plenty more than just dozens of top-notch EPs and albums.