Superpitcher – So Far So Super

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

German minimal house

Moods

a retrospective of superpitchers career

Thoughts

hard to concisely categorize how a career spanning document sounds but it's definitely German minimal house, certain darkness' with a bit of spoken word whimsy. I wasn't crazy about the first half or so. Some OK moments. Lots of lyrics but none of it particularly good.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Superpitcher-So-Far-So-Super/release/8395925

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faHxF-bD-N8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZM5coZk_lkE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9n7QLJvWZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPtyyMkxMRM

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Superpitcher – So Far So Super

Description: Album Review of Superpitcher – So Far So Super


Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Machine Woman – When Lobster Comes Home

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

semi abrasive left field electro

Moods

"Camile from ohm makes me feel loved" is good, rest not so much

Thoughts

Not much to tracks 2 and 3, nothing to em.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Machine-Woman-When-Lobster-Comes-Home/release/10988544

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfw1JXt8dTI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnK3iISJv8U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3BpyV6aQD4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fwNn69JHT8

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Machine Woman – When Lobster Comes Home

Description: Album Review of Machine Woman – When Lobster Comes Home


Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Florian Kupfer – I Feel You

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

deep lofi house

Moods

Rough LES basement electro

Thoughts

Overall I like the general sound here more than the individual songs. I feel these would work best in mixes, appearing as moments in some type of raw performance setting. All tracks utilize this slight distortion as if the drum pad got a small spill of beer on it and the effects are just slightly warped; things are coming through but something is slightly off. It's rough not so much in tone like industrial productions but in polish as if he's making this live; letting the drum machine go on for too long alone on lemming for instance. It's ultimately effective at building the tension through an uncertainty as it he figuring out how these tracks are going to work.

Really dig the first track with a moody mournful vocal that stood out with that distorted bass thump.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Florian-Kupfer-I-Feel-You/release/7327553

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0LVImlFDyg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNNVR4Q3I2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrfMHgPWymI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JdqOXhHd3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1OdwGdo4Jk

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Florian Kupfer – I Feel You

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Mariel Ito – Decryptor EP

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Tech House

Moods

Inspires dark small club vibe

Thoughts

I wanted to like this more than I did. I like tech house overall just never engaged me in any real way

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Mariel-Ito-Decryptor-EP/release/3462646

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UumU8lRQZqI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6ubSh72PuA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_v79ra_VEg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYojVN5CGYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOqBIhbCIZ0

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Mariel Ito – Decryptor EP

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

House of Feelings – New Lows

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

modern productions of golden age NY house with observational, self reflective lyrics delivered in mantra like form.

Moods

Tired of the club but still wanna dance

Thoughts

This feels like a genuine record. It takes a house sound that I remember, updates the production (using precise songwriting) and adds great vocals singing about thoughts / anxieties that I ruminate over (love, technological anxieties).

Jamming on: most tracks but ‘you ain't so big’ and ‘body’ make a nice pair.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/House-of-Feelings-New-Lows/release/12511643

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Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyt-GJYvCCc

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House of Feelings – New Lows

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Void Beats/Invocation Trex

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Krautrock open ended free flowing jams

Moods

A ringing E chord and three-dee melodie

Thoughts

Consider this an extension of Stereolab as it's led by Tim Gane. At times they mimic Stereolab and CAN with the organ and spritely bounce so often employed in their songs. I'd say these guys are a bit more laid back and not quite as tight. There's an exploratory rhythm and that's perhaps what invokes CAN, each beat feels like they're chugging into new territory and comfortable with wherever they end up (perhaps this natural optimism is what makes stereolab so infectious).

Pantechnicon is a good one, the keys feel a bit more fun and it signals a more melodic shift overall.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Cavern-Of-Anti-Matter-Void-BeatsInvocation-Trex/release/8143859

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIPfPQslS-s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njkK_YO6Zt0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVNhXIaXtFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2dZ46U2pl8

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Cavern Of Anti-Matter – Void Beats/Invocation Trex

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Loft – Three Settlements Four Ways

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

Future club

Moods

At the future club they like bass no dance

Thoughts

Didn't dig too much first listen. Filton recal leads things off well – techno but with a chilled out thing going on. Things keep building in intensity and 'out there' kind of techno. Just not really my thing.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Loft-Three-Settlements-Four-Ways/release/11091333

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S908T9fWX1A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=472oXxV2ajM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F3LgO1XQu4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWR4PuSW0Ck

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Loft – Three Settlements Four Ways

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Jono Ma,Dreems – The Dreemas

★★★☆☆ = Good!

Sounds like?

Accessible energetic building tasteful techno

Moods

Kind of like jock jams for kompakt records

Thoughts

These are long tracks that rely on repetitive, patient builds. Engaging from the pulse they keep, with ‘love trance mission’ with its chugging core and playfulness; I hear jaguar mas production flourishes for sure.

The later tracks are highlights. Still with that trance-like relentlessness but with more of a focus on melody.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Jono-Ma-Dreems-The-Dreemas/release/11382298

Listen!

Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyJBXf6bfEA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dovu_zGukU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBLl-1ncl5s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPyEpmk0WsM

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Jono Ma,Dreems – The Dreemas

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

Efdemin – Naïf

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?

A variety of minimal electro ranging from accessible club to thumping industrial with a few experimental noise tracks thrown in for good measure

Moods

Berghain

Thoughts

Apparently this is a mix and I heard the unmixed version on Spotify so I'm totally misinformed in reviewing this. Anyhow, good minimal. The later third, starting with a track by Tobias, opens into more aggressive Berlin techno that capture the Berghain mood well. The rest were mediocre open-ended cuts that never build to anything but perhaps would take on a different meaning if mixed.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Efdemin-Na%C3%AFf/release/11966047

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Hunee – Hunchin’ All Night

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
New age / world into clubier house tracks

Moods
Obscure for the sake of being obscure

Thoughts
The 80s world pop on the first few songs is OK but things take a decidedly more interesting turn with ‘ritual of love’ where the house vibe is gradually turned up behind a vocal rambling. This transitions into Larry Heard’s burning 4 love, a fantastic house track. Things finish off OK, better than side 1 at least, but overall not anything I feel the need to revisit.

More Info

https://www.discogs.com/Hunee-Hunchin-All-Night/release/11839108

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Hunee – Hunchin’ All Night

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Rating: 2 out of 5