Glasgow based Invisible Inc. celebrate their twentieth release with a proper labour of love. Not content with just compiling a selection of excellent other worldly cosmic variations, Invisible have pulled together an impressive roster of musicians including Laraaji, Malcolm Cecil (as Tonto’s Expanding Head Band), K. Leimer and Richard Bone.
Wading through more bullshit than Pusha T claiming Pablo Escobar-esque parables and “beef”, while Kanye’s warbling humbleness, really, there aren’t better openings for taunting new music, much like Wen opening up his sophomore album ‘EPHEM:ERA’ with ‘Silhouette’, when he starts fucking around with that Alice Coltrane sample tho… urgh, it’s dutty time.
Kicking off his new label, Verdicchio Music Publishing, Montreal’s Project Pablo steps up with his inviting debut LP, ‘Come To Canada You Will Like It’. Even though each track is deeply enjoyable on its own we’re talking about a solid work where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and where each track acquires full meaning when interacting with the other ones.
Hot on the heels of Betonkust and Innershade’s homage EP to the Belgian new beat scene, ‘Forever In Boccaccio’, Crimes Of The Future returns with its second instalment of the year, ‘Morning Bells’, a killer 12″ single courtesy of Italo legends N.O.I.A., Rubicon and Rude 66 + a stunning revamp from label co-founder Timothy J Fairplay himself.
At its core, ‘Compro’ feels like an album of classic design, comprising twelve tracks of similar lengths, with no filler, half-baked ideas, or perfunctory concessions at any stage. It has been pitched as an evolution of the techno album and as an experimental electronic journey, the past perfected and a blueprint of the future.
After three years of experiments and learning spent polishing bold and boundless lineups, 2018 marked the fourth edition of Intonal and with it, further confirmed the Swedish festival as a much needed beacon of light for the Nordic experimental music scene. Inverted Audio editor-in-chief Tom Durston shares his personal experience of his time spent at Intonal.