reviews

submotion orchestra – finest hour

  • Submotion Orchestra - Finest Hour cover
  • The need for comparison to explain artists to newcomers is understandable, but to compare the Submotion Orchestra to the Cinematic Orchestra doesn’t do both groups justice. True, they both create and perform hauntingly beautiful and extensive compositions, but I’d rather put Submotion up there with the likes of [re:jazz], Micatone and Breakestra.   As with […]

kixnare – digital garden

  • Kixnare - Digital Garden cover
  • The internet, we love it right? Same goes for audio production software which enables almost everyone to convert their creative outbursts into listenable mp3′s, soundcloud entries, youtube video’s and so forth.  For us, by us has gotten a whole new definition over the years. But is it all that good?   Don’t be alarmed, this […]

dzd – beattape vol. 3 & remixes [download]

  • DZD Beattape Vol. 3 cover
  • On March 10th, the Dutch collective DubbelZoDwars (rougly translated twice as stubborn) dropped the third volume in their Beattape series, followed on March 18th by a collection of remixes. On this volume the producers from the so-called ‘farmer’ region Twente make it clear they’re not the simple hillbillies that people often mistake them for.   […]

young montana? – limerence

  • Young Montana - Limerence album cover
  • Out of the Alpha Pup stable comes Young Montana?: a youngster barely out of his teens but already a sample-collage grandmaster. With no apparent earlier releases (EP’s, single tracks, no-thing) he comes storming in with his 45min debut “Limerence” (2011), which mainly consists of sweet electronic soul and frantic synth antics.   Containing only 1 […]