The Durian Brothers – Clubs EP (Diskant 01) – 8/10

Drums in excess on the first release of Diskant, a label based in Düsseldorf, the birthplace of Kraftwerk. “Inside Palace” promises musique concrete and abstract noise but then percussion picks up, complemented by bubbling rhythms spiced with subtle strings. Dervishes are spinning, directed by one million sound layers, and signs of cacophony appear towards the end of this 10-minute piece. On the flip, “hamigokakiko” starts with a hiss and playful sequence, then percussion takes the control with some 1970’s feel, I mean Sun Ra and krautrock. “Planete Sauvage” drops the tempo to gives a bit distorted bass and bells in […]

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Ancient Methods / Various – The Whip / Eat Like Hawks (RSB 7 – 2009) – 10/10

A procession is dragging their feet in a cobbled street, squeezed between dark and ancient town walls. Hooded beings feel the fatigue in their feet and what is eating them? Are they still in a shock about the execution of a despotic landlord or are they ridden with fear after having learned that the entourage of inquisitors is approaching? Or are they just the believing men in-trance who obediently follow the beat of a mad drummer? On the A-side, Ancient Methods takes us back several centuries and uses medieval-like rhythm patterns that run through the filters of chugging techno. The result is hypnotic […]

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Neil Landstrumm – Bambaataa Eats His Breakfast (Planet Mu 246) – 6/10

Kaks ketast täidetuna tehnoveterani, kuid viimasel ajal eksperimenteeriva ning biitidega mängiva Neil Landstrummi toodanguga. Plaadi nimi lubab oodata kummardust “Planet Rockiga” elektro ajalukku vajutunud Afrika Bambaataale, kuid tegelikkus on midagi muud. Rütmid kargavad siia-sinna, meenutades kohati Electronicati ja big beati artiste. B-poole esimene “How do you feel” sisaldab kõiki koostisaineid, mida dr Landstrumm oma laborist leidis ning ühte katseklaasi kokku segas – kõike liiga palju ning samas liiga vähe.Edasi läheb paremaks. B2 “Can’t See Me” juures on õnnekombel abiks vokalist Profisee, kes loob Landstrummi kaoses oma konkreetse riimiladumisega korda. C1 ehk “Say ‘N Do” ongi plaadi kulminatsioon vana kooli hõngulise […]

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Bocca Grande – The Bremen Orchestra EP (Mathematics 020) – 8/10

Lugupeetud muusikasõbrad, Ameerika Ühendriikide plaadifirma Matemaatika on toonud teieni instrumentaalansambli Suur Suu uue teose pealkirjaga “Breemeni orkester”. Nimetatud Saksamaa Liitvabariigi sadamalinnast inspireeritud plaat sobib nii kollektiivseteks tantsuõhtuteks kui ka sektsioonkappi paigutatud koduse stereosüsteemiga kuulamiseks… Tänapäeva kõnepruuki naastes tuleb esiteks tõdeda, et tormakamate acidist nakatunud plaatidega tuntuks saanud Mathematics Recordings üllatab. Avapoole “Procedere” on justkui pikk intro Erik Satie valvsa pilgu all – tasapisi jõudu koguv silmatorkamatu biidiga klaveripala ei muutu siiski igavalt lounge’ilikuks. “Adlibitum” jätkab klaveriga, võttes sisse troopilisi salsa või cha-cha-cha elemente.B-poolel töötleb eelnevat Hieroglyphic Being ehk Jamal Moss ägedama loopi ning jackiga. Hoogsalt algav pala jätab mulje, et […]

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Die Blutleuchte – RUS ( Sähkö 018) – 7/10

Anatoli Alexandrovich, whoever he is, made this album in 2002. A musical insight into the more or less glorious days of the Russia’s history, painted with minimal and noise-influenced experimental compositions and spiced with sound fragments like worshipping of Stalin in Finnish-language, Karelian folk song and clinking of swords. “Спутник” is a track for the floor that reminds of Sähkö’s rhythmic and acidic output of the early days. Late Leonid Iliych Brezhnev is the MC in ambientish “Скрытая Война I” while “Скрытая Война II” is a mind-blowing noise avalanche. “Гласность” stands out nicely with guitar riffs. “Курск. Крещеный Ледяной Водой” […]

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