Datacide 16 Record Reviews by Zombieflesheater

Honey Disco 1-4
Honey Disco is a label from Canada that releases single-sided, clear 7” vinyls with beewax on the flipside and honey smell included.The first two releases by Hristo and Koosh contain some cool funkedelic disco-dub. Number three By Eddie C was my favorite so far, with a dubby downtempo tune that reminds me slightly of T.Rex’ “Hot Love“. I heard number four by Osmose recently, wich works in a similar way, re-working Billy Idols “Sweet Sixteen”.

Myler
Gorilla Biscuits
[Pennyroyal]
Myler
Northern Extension [EarToGround Records]
Irish producer Myler with 3 tight and rumbling techno tracks, released in 2014 on Untolds Pennyroyal label, soundwise somewhere between JoeFarr, J. Tjin and Randomer with those thick bassdrums and a certain funkiness that all of them have in common. The other record came out in ocbtober 2016 with 4 tracks and a locked groove on vinyl and one good digital bonus track that goes in direction of the pennyroyal material. A1 is shuffling breakbeat techno, quite ok. A2 and AA2 are more or less solid techno tracks but the real gem is the AA1 track “D’Electrocution” which is raw, straight forward basement techno with an intriguing filtered piano. Opinions might differ about this, but for me it totally works.

Ossia
Control
[Berceuse Heroique]
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Datacide 15 Record Reviews by Zombieflesheater

 

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toysfornoise / Coexsystems
Insecticide / Acid Wastelands
[Audio Riots 03]

Release number three on the Audio Riots label, a transparent blue 7” , limited to 202 copies, with tracks by Netherlands’ toysfornoise on side A, dystopian metallic background noises, acid modulations and a bassdrum that reminds me of some tekno. The other side by the label boss Coexsystems, with a harder bass drum than on side A, and a more noticeable acid line, straight forward and punchy, classic acid hardcore with a modern face.

8Cylinder
Pour The Poison Out And Let Them Play Until The End
[Unmapped North 03]
Freshly released on 2×10” comes this nice, 100 copies limited, package of 8 tracks from Thac0 and Unmapped North head 8Cylinder. The sleeve design is hand silkscreened and suits the other releases on the label, a very nice overall look as usual from this pittsburgh label. The first plate has six tracks with slow broken beats, very genre free, unpredictable modular-like sounds with a doomy atmosphere, deranged beat constructs which are maybe not easy to get into on the first listen, but that is definitly something good in this case. The second plate goes in the same direction, just that it contains two long single take recordings, which are a little wilder and faster, with bit crushed synths and a straighter beat that reminds of older 8Cylinder tracks or Theeq. More of that, please.

Ripit
Reverse 12
[Bruits De Fond 23]
This release was planned to come out on Reverse Records, but due to the tragic death of label owner and mastering engineer Yann Dub, those tracks remained unreleased till now. Bruits De Fond took over to make them available as a digital release. Six tracks from 2002-09, of which 4 are collaborations with A034, Hecate, Skatolo and Creminel. Excellent, dark, industrial broken beats. [Read more →]

Datacide 14 Record Reviews by Zombieflesheater

Istari Lasterfahrer
Walls Cave In On You
(Sozialistischer Plattenbau)

A very interesting 12 inch we have here. From acid electro breaks over more abstract modular synth experiments to noisy dub and dubcore you get a good insight into the diverse works of Istari Lasterfahrer. The B3 track Pourquoi Moi is my favorite tune, combining dub echo, sirens, vocal snippets and rolling jungle breaks to a real instant classic tune. The record is neatly packed in a psychedelic full coloured sleeve together with an A2 poster in the same style, limited to 250 copies and pressed on white vinyl.

John Pain + Egadz
Sinking Swimmer
(Luana Records)
Luana Records from Bern, Switzerland are releasing experimental hip hop, raw downtempo and similar music in strictly limited runs of vinyl and cassettes, and as downloads on bandcamp. This 10 inch contains 7 more or less short instrumental tracks with distorted heavy drums that sound like a real drum kit, surrounded by noisy synths and bass. Menacing and dark, illbient-like. Limited to [Read more →]

Datacide 13 Record Reviews by Zombieflesheater

Noistruct – Front Toward Enemy (Chase Records)

One of the Older Netlabels in hard electronic music is Chase records from france. Number 49 here is from the australian producer Boris Otterham aka Noistruct. A compilation of unreleased tracks,remixes and tracks previously released on labels like 8-bit recordings and Night Terror Recordings. 26 files of various styles like oldschool(amiga-?)”breakcore”, hardcore & drum&bass. Lots of movie samples,dirty breaks and a good flow in most of the tracks makes it an interesting web release, one of the few good ones you can find now and then in the big pile of boring copycat stuff. [Read more →]

Datacide 12 record reviews by Zombieflesheater

Brandon Spivey & Coexsystems – Sound Extremism / Kali Yuga
It looks like in 2012 we hear an acid comeback and this transparent, limited seven inch on Audio Riots, a new german label, fits in. The A side from Brandon Spivey, who released several acid hardcore 12″s under different names in the nineties, and a 12″ on Phase Distortion Records recently, brings a stomping hardcore track and a nervous acidline reminiscent of some of the tracks he made as Agro on Epsilon Records in 95/96. The only strange part in this track is the vocal sample throughout which sounds a bit displaced but its just a little drawback, its a good track after all. The B side is the real hit on this one. Coexsystems, who is a producer from germany, made a fast forward pushing track with a classical build up, including breakdowns that just play the relentless acidline alone in order to bring up the tension, and that is what makes the track come alive. The tracks are around the 4 and 5 minutes marks so they could have been a bit longer for the full effect, but it is still a good acid-core vinyl after all. [Read more →]