Few at the age of 81 can lay claim to Hassell’s extraordinary career and music, let alone release an album as unique and contemporary sounding as this. We can’t wait for more.
DJ, producer, graffiti artist, graphic designer, label owner… the life of Luca Lozano clearly is a full, rewarding one; but as goes with such hectic lifestyles, rest is too often an unaffordable option. Yet don’t expect any decline in momentum with his latest remix package for Radio Slave’s Rekids, which finds him reinterpreting Matt Edwards’ fevered junglistic hardcore ripper ‘Revenge’ through two versions of the highest standard.
Due out shortly on Manchester’s Natural Sciences, Brenecki’s new four-tracker finds him melding a dashing techno stomp with deep dubby moves, ankle-twisting breaks and Detroit-style electroid pulsations. If the Serbian-born, New York-based producer’s previous instalments drew a dynamic and coherent, although sometimes monochromatic picture of him as a producer, ‘Esoteric Body Music’ reveals an artist at his most diverse and versatile.
If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.
With the defunct Boston-based duo’s originals trading at indecent prices on the second-hand market, the long-overdue publication of Onyx ‘Complete Works 1981-1983’ fills a gaping hole as much as it unlatches a comprehensive view into Judd Stone and Beveur’s definitely unique mutant punk-wave universe. Stream ‘SOS’ within.
After two promising VAs and a debut solo instalment courtesy of Yamer partner in crime Jonas Friedlich two years ago, Munich-based imprint Molten Moods recently landed their fourth outing, featuring local staples Jonas Yamer, Skee Mask, Konrad Wehrmeister and Kessel Vale. All in all a fine-tuned tour de force, strongly cohesive and impeccably curated.
From self-published experiments to an EP on Will Bankhead’s always one step-ahead Trilogy Tapes label last year, Moscow’s Buttechno moved mountains to establish a sound both odd and familiar. On his latest for Zodiac 44, the misfit techno alchemist wakes up Luca Lozano and Johanna Knutsson’s dormant offshoot from its deep slumber with some apposite greasy 4/4 mechanics and off-axis acid drives.
While Low Jack’s sound globally remains entrenched in a certain rhythmic vein, his game-changing abilities need no further test, and neither does the motion-setting eminence of his work – widely recognised as a dependable locomotive and first-rate creative matrix by fellow artists out there. Low Jack is a catalyst and his newest full-length delivery on Editions Gravats acts accordingly.