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Artist : Attraktta Title: Massive Irretrievable Data Loss Label: Touched Music Cat no: TM49 Format: CD/Digital Country: U.K. Artwork: Geometric Love Style: Techno/IDM/Electronica Release Date: April 20th Description. I'm off to Tokyo next week and if there's one thing I always look forward to doing in the sprawling metropolis it's walking around, immersing myself in some right old future sounds and taking everything in. And that's what Touched Music is allowing my to do this May by releasing "Irretrievable Data Loss" by Attraktta. Sorry, did you say 'data loss'? Because what I believe I'm hearing is called 'data addition'. The only thing irretrievable here is the time I spent listening to this. I'm not getting it back and I don't care one bit as it was clearly time well spent. This is bold, this is hard, this isn't trying to be anything else. You will like it or it will come out of your heaphones and throttle you until you agree. Attraktta is the brainchild of Steve Hyland, He’s one of the founders of Ai Records before setting up Concrete Plastic in 2006 the experience gathered over the last nineteen years really shines through. The production is clean, it's solid and the sounds are dirty in all the right places. It's great that it's 2018 but putting tracks like this on can take me back a good fifteen to twenty years. Sometimes you can put your finger on it - reminders of Wildplanet, LFO's 'Advance' and the style championed by Boards of Canada (only churned up in a blender and beautifully twisted). Then again sometimes you can't and it's one of the reasons I put stuff on repeat in order to try and work out my own thoughts. "MlDL" opens the album well, pretty leftfield with a lovely ethereal backing. There's some great electro here too, both "Split The Line" and "Orientfield" make me wish I could robot dance. But only if I was 300ft tall and could wreck a couple of buildings at the same time. For me the stars of the show are "Find, Replace Again" and "Gal_Pos". The former is a rolling affair that won't allow my shoulders to stay still and the latter... well let's just say it's got that sideways kind of bass that will cause people to ask you to stop dancing. Well excuse me, try putting your phone away and having it large once in a while instead. Available as a limited run of 100 CDs or as a digital download from Touched Music, get it now and continue to support this fantastic cause.
Artist : Monoform Title: Mea Culpa Label: Touched Music Cat no: TM34 Format: CD/Digital CD limited to 100 Country: U.K. Artwork: David Watson gridpattern.co.uk Style: IDM/Electronica Release Date April 1st 2017 Description "Monoform’s contribution to Touched Music may be titled with an admission of guilt, but let me assure you he’s done no wrong with what he’s created here; quite the opposite. Ten very well mixed and balanced pieces make up ‘Mea Culpa’, and it’s truly a joy to listen to. ‘Introx’ has an ambience about it, misleadingly so as it’s not representative of the rest of the album. It blends well into ’Minor Detour’ which is just that; it’s a well-thought track that ups the pace before a lesser-temped ‘Cerebral’. I’m captivated by the next four pieces, it’s easy to sit back and hear them all as separate movements of the same concerto. These could easily have been labeled “Track Parts One Through Four” and I wouldn’t have thought any differently. A darker note is adopted for the penultimate track and finally we’re offered more of the same ambience that the whole thing kicked off with. It’s so well executed that you could just hit “Repeat All” and do it all again without a care in the world. One of the most enjoyable things about this album is its structure and flow, something that appears to be a defining feature of the music coming out on Touched. ‘Mea Culpa’ isn’t just good noise, it tells a story and lets you experience it. Maybe Monoform’s guilty conscience is down to the fact he stopped at ten tracks? In any case I’ll be happy to hear what’s up his sleeves for next time." https://soundcloud.com/touched-music/monoform-on-paper-wings The album has a full preview on Friday night on Touched mixlr - Touched Mixlr Touched Music Presents Monoform - Mea Culpa Album Launch https://www.facebook.com/events/270944733351183/