Beats Like This is a rehash of a ’90s sound, but like the best bits of modern jungle, it shows that the genre’s golden era came and left too soon.
Not So Much only rears its head occasionally, but each time it pops up with something weirder than the usual fare gripped in its teeth. The latest offering goes to show not only that Gaunt is stepping into stride, but also that Not So Much remains worth keeping an eye out for, however long we have to keep ’em peeled.
Robert ÆOLUS Myers, a resident of Hawaii since the mid-70s whose island-tinged electroacoustic meditations were the subject of a compilation from Aloha Got Soul in 2017. Now the fine folk at Origin Peoples are having a crack, and they’re bringing added firepower with them in the form of a live recording and clutch of remixes.
With over half a decade of intuitive navigation across the meanders and blind channels of the European underground, it’s safe to say we owe Den Haag’s BAKK quite a few musical epiphanies and moments of utter listening joy, and the Dutch label’s latest, ‘Parade’, courtesy of the much promising Tala Drum Corps, comes as an affirmation of the triple-headed imprint’s talent-spotting qualities.