Rick Wade – Night Tactics (Yore Records 005) – 7/10

Rick Wade, kusagilt Detroidi ja Chicago vahepealt ja seda on kuulda. A-poole avalugu (“Lo Starts”) meisterdades võis Wade seada eesmärgiks luua maailma kõige tavalisema hausipala ning see tal ka õnnestus. “Theory of Varice” toob mängu souli ja jazzi, taustal pehmed bongod ning törts juhuslikku saksofoni. “World Voice” sarnaneb oma lõõgastunud meeleoluga A1-le, ainult et fankim. “Vanguard Cinema”, mis on EP kõige lustakam osa, annab au Robert Armanile ja Moodymannile ning rullib mõnusasti finišisse. Plaat, mille parimad küljed vajavad kindlasti rohkem kui korra kuulamist.

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Syncom Data – Beyond The Stars (Remixes) (SD Records 05) – 7/10

SD Records, one of the luminaries in the new coming of dub techno with emphasis on the first part of the genre definition, with three remix treatments of “Beyond The Stars”. Speedy J, historical figure behind the floor hymn in praise of to the high-collar knitwear*, makes a powerful apperance on the A-side. He delivers a dark and deep voyage to subconciousness of machines with warped dub effects, clicks and slaps. Nine and a half minutes of the full-on track where BPMs not reach the skies. On B1, Syncom Data does not give much efforts to reinterpret the original but […]

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