Electronic Reviews for July 2014

Dorosoto – Maxtoon Physics – Illuminated Paths

Departing from his earlier drone/ambient styled pieces, the Dorosoto project has taken on new life as a dark, enchanting beat-rich world of intelligent and atmospheric acid.  Following up on the heels of the single that was released a few months back, this cassette album brings us into strange territory while being mind-blowingly engaging and thought provoking.  Fans of FSOL’s darker side of “Dead Cities,” Red Falcon Projects, Trills, releases from Body Control Records and Dorosoto’s previous work will find this a very worth while buy and they’ll be thirsty for more.  Killer.  (5 out of 5)

Second Thought – Purlieu Redux – Second Thought Records / Bullfinch

A limited edition repress of the 2004 album featuring alternate takes, demos and a plethora of rare stuff on a CDr and set of tapes, complete with a booklet of art and a short story (also available as a 29 track download).  As to be expected with material by Ross Baker, you get a nice helping of experimentalism, ambient tunes, some neat drones, some modern classical gems and a large variety of other surprises mixed in.  This reissue does not disappoint.  Damn, is this thing ever awesome and rich!  The original material still impresses and the new material captures the creative process and the thought that went into creating this.  The unreleased tracks give a glimpse into a new direction this album might have taken and gives it a new light.  There’s a good deal of sonic variety here and fans of Baker’s previous material under any of his projects or collaborations will not be disappointed.  Score a copy while you can or at the very least, grab the digital version.  Astounding! (5 out of 5)

Letters Of Utrecht – Slow Exit – Offshoot

An EP of interesting sounds composed via laptop, guitar, bass and manipulated found sounds.  The result is an interesting little EP, sitting somewhere between experimental and ambient but remaining extremely unique.  It eases between periods of deep electronic scapes, ambience and noisy patches with bits of harmonies scattered throughout the work as a whole.  This EP creates an interesting feel, which I can get behind.   I guess that is what one can expect when the man behind this release is more known for his work with various rock bands; sometimes the best electronic music comes from solo/side projects from rock musicians.  It’s hard to pin down comparisons so you’ll just have to grab a copy for yourself! (4.7 out of 5)

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About Nick H.

I'm a geek for music whether it be on vinyl, CD, 78 or whatever. My goal is to sniff out the greated music on Earth, specializing in the obscure. I make music myself as well, mostly ambient and sound collage (1 album out and a few remixes so far). I work full time as a professional mascot (it pays the pills) but will soon retire, i hope.
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One Response to Electronic Reviews for July 2014

  1. Really chuffed with the nice review – thanks mate!

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