Thursday, February 14, 2013

baze.djunkiii Charts 02/2013

01. Soma Sema - Artificial Heart / Frenzy [No Emb Blanc 005]

Yes, I'm guilty. This is the very first song I fell for via youtube and I'm still clueless how I uncovered the music video made for this little 7" gem which was released back in 2011. Anyway, it's sweet, seductive, longing, somehow tragic and I'm pretty happy that I easily managed to find me a vinyl copy as it's nothing but a Minimal Wave banger.

02. Sinkane - Mars [City Slang]
Did I mention before that Sinkane is great? Yes, I did and more than once. I'm still totally feeling his fusion of Afrobeat, Funk, Indie, SynthPop and the airy, relaxed, laidback feel of old Stereo MC's records without touching HipHop grounds even once. This one is essential and will be called the "classic" name in future years. One album to put on your buy list even if you don't plan to buy an album in 2013. Get me?

03. Steve Bug feat. Foremost Poets - No Adjustments [Poker Flat Recordings 136 Promo]
See review for details...

04. Bidol Cath / Rygeue DF / Cosmo Woslowski [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 001 Testpress]
See review for details...

05. Peaking Lights - Lucifer In Dub [Weird World Record Company]
After feeling fairly disappointed when I listened to their recent full length album "Lucifer" which - in direct comparison to its predecessor "936" - was not only weak and way too Pop-driven but also totally overrated mediawise it's pretty good to see that Peaking Lights are back on track again with their re-rub "Lucifer In Dub". Dub seemed to play an essential but still not overly obvious role in their foggy Campfire Folk of "936" which was one of the reasons I fell in love with their music and their turn towards classic Dub techniques including tape echoes and reverbs to transform the easily accessible sound of "Lucifer" into something more eclectic and stripped is not only a good decision but seems to be the next logical step here. Stripping down things to the basics, peeling off unnecessary layers of sugar and garnishment and uncovering each songs core meaning - this is what "Lucifer In Dub" clearly does. Therefore recommended although paranoia hits me every time when I'm listening to "Lo Dub High Dub" due to the perverted abuse of doorbells.

06. Nogociella - Quando Cominciai A Vomitare [Voluntary Whores 003 Promo]
See review for details...

07. Chevel - Hearing EP [Non Series 005 Promo]
It's been quite while since I came across a real Minimal Techno record that deserved to be filed under this regularly abused flag. But Chevel which I reviewed for this months issue of FAZE Magazine totally suits this term, serving four skeletal, stripped down but dancefloor functional tracks for DJs and those who know the score. Not exactly a decent homelistening record but still a well hypnotizing piece that even spills a drop of Acid at a certain point. Well crafted and proper.

08. Seph - AM 02 [Aula Magna Records Promo]
Another one I reviewed for FAZE Magazine which finally touched down in my monthly charts. Defo on the DubTechno side of things but branching out into BrokenTechno realms this one will be appreciated by Dubstep headz and Basic Channel lovers alike. Similar to artists like Deadbeat the Argentinia-born producer Sebastian Galante - Seph's real name - takes care of known ingredients and manages to cater a basic but well-spiced menu for advanced dancefloors. Timeless.

09. Micky Napalm - Toxic Elements [Hirntrust Grind Media 033 Promo]
See review for details...

10. Dorit Chrysler - Avalanche [In My Room 009 Promo]
See review for details...


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