Friday, September 29, 2006

Longplay love 31.0

Anticon.'s Dosh is about to release his third full length album on October 20th under the name of "The Lost Take" - not "...Takes" as one might expect as there is defo more than one take to be found on a whole album. Once again solo-producer who likes to pretend being a band deals with lose fit beats on mid tempo, taken from recorded improv-sessions or pre-programmed, adds live recorded self-played instruments on top and finishes the whole thing with even more layers of live instrumentation contributed by a bunch of 10+ guest musicians featured on the album. The result is quite organic as one might guess, jazzy and - at least at some point - a bit too frisky and inconsequential as some tracks seem to go nowhere, don't climax but just run for a few minutes and... well, I don't get the point why he goes Easy Listening here just for the sake of it, the whole thing and its process of production is too complex for that and due to this "The Lost Take" leaves me puzzled and - somehow - unslaked.

Loving the hard stuff? Then check out the 2nd long play album of I Defy , which is lined for October 13th on Toledo-based imprint Thorp Records, providing 14 songs of melodic but still energetic Hardcore which reveals a touch of oldskoolish' - meaning early 90's here - flava. Started in 1999 as a kind of side project of several members of bands like Miozän, Veil and United Mutations the whole thing turned serious shortly after due to a massive success and great response by both fans and bands they warmed up for throughout their tours as Kill Your Idols, Shutdown and others. Well, one should barely wonder about that as their sound is fresh and powerful and might be filed under the flag of SkateMetal by some of the older generations. Sure shot - check out!

October 27th sees the release of "Bad Signs" on Dead Serious, which is the new album of the Stuttgart-based Hardcore-outfit Teamkiller. Born in 2003 from the decaying Sidekick and Absidia the band comes up with 13 songs of agressive and classic Hardcore which well fits with fans of Agnostic Front and the likes of, for which they were warming up as well as for Madball, Terror, Hatebreed, Ignite and others. If u're into any kind off positive music don't even think of this CD or even looking at the cover artwork which is pure darkness, but if u love heavy moshpits to get rid of aggression and for a full body workout then this is exactly the stuff u've been looking for. Soundfiles are to be found on myspace


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