The start of 2008 saw the relaunch of R&S, releasing a number of re-mastered classic albums, and remixes of classics from the likes of Audion, Prins Thomas, Tom Middleton, Optimo and Boyz Noise. But the label is not about looking to the past, it’s continuing it’s tradition of releasing brand new, cutting edge music. Since the relaunch the label has re-positioned itself again as one of the most forward thinking electronic labels with the new roster featuring the likes of James Blake, Pariah, Space Dimension Controller, Blawan, The Chain, Lone, Vondelpark, Cloud Boat, Model 500, Klaus, Bullion and Airhead.
Mr 8040 returns once again as the protagonist in Space Dimension Controller’s follow-up album, ‘Love Beyond The Intersect’. This time, he journeys to escape a planet he crash-landed on following a ‘space dust and vecta grog fuelled burnout.’
Occasionally there’s an album that smacks you around the chops with its sheer brilliance. Not just a gentle slap engendering vague thoughts that you might listen to it again but rather a proper clump leaving you dizzy eyed and reaching for the replay.
This third volume sees Lone in a mood that draws comparisons to Bicep’s award stealing album from last year. Where the Belfast born duo explored early 90’s progressive edged vibes through a crystalline lens, ‘Ambivert Tools Volume 3’ goes widescreen in its approach.
Enter a mix from Michele Mininni, a Southern Italian producer that has released works previously for the likes of Curle Recordings and Optimo Trax, and has most recently put out a 12″ on R&S Records, entitled Rave Oscillations.
This thought-out and well calculated podcast from Primitve World melds alternating disciplines and experiences of house and techno featuring tracks from Ma Spaventi, Virgo Four, Nummer, Jamal Mosse, DJ Sotofett & Madteo.
Dara Smith and Ian McDonnell confidently depart from the restricting confines of the extended player to present a 10-track album composed of over fifty minutes of IDM induced dystopian electronica harnessing an outstanding result.