Maps and Diagrams – “Smeg” Review
March 5, 2009, 7:39 pm
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Glitchy down tempo electronica with an air of melancholy serenity. The music of Maps and Diagrams wanders between wistful beauty and pensive solemnity. There are some passages of intense bliss; flickering, static infected zones where swells of luminous tone rise and fall, underplayed harmonious touches and liquid synths release tantalising snatches of touching melody and streamers of effected noise flutter and flash.

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James Murray – “Where Edges Meet” Review
February 9, 2009, 1:04 am
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Downtempo and ambient sounscapes effectively blending synthetic and organic sound sources. James Murray has created an engaging album of very individual electronic music, a wide variety of unusual sounds inhabiting his crystal clear soundscapes, brimming with subtle detail.

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Solar Fields – “Movements” Review
February 9, 2009, 12:59 am
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Blissful, lush downtempo electronica. Movements is a lustrous album of exquisitely crafted digital beauty. Liquid melodies, ambient forms and silken textures revolve and meander among some of the most dreamy beats imaginable.

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Rumpistol – Dynamo
January 5, 2009, 3:27 am
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Progressively structured and playfully experimental, Rumpistol’s deeply textured pieces brim with three-dimensional life as micro-beats fizz beneath deep bass grooves and fleeting acoustic melodies. Being a balance between introverted expression and a more outward-looking experience, Rumpistol pursues an ongoing alternation between melancholy and optimism which adds a ting of nostalgia as well as a cinemascope aesthetic to proceedings. Behold ‘Dynamo’!

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Jasper tx – A Darkness
December 31, 2008, 12:23 am
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“Coming only moments after the lovely (and now long gone) EP ‘D+A’, this is the second full-length album from Sweden’s Dag Rosenqvist aka Jasper TX. Following-up the hugely acclaimed ‘I’ll Be Long Gone When my Light Reaches You’ was never going to be easy, but somehow Dag has rustled together the perfect sequel, continuing themes he only began to explore, throwing new ideas into the mix and showing serious development as an artist. Continue reading



Bersarin Quartett – Bersarin Quartett
November 17, 2008, 3:26 am
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With some albums, you realize within a few seconds that here you have come across something really special. It is music that touches you straight away. Music that is important, that has a story to tell – and that manages to do so without even a single line of lyrics. The debut album by the Bersarin Quartett is one of these albums.

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