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"At the point where Plug’s “Drum’n'bass For Papa” intersects with oldschool rave jungle and freaked out jungle/d’n'b influenced IDM from the old masters is where the newest release from Bludclot Recordings dwells. “The Next Jung(list)” is a tongue & cheek affair from start to finish, it is also jam packed with undeniable retro-forward thinking jungle wickedness. Simultaneously laughing off and embracing jungle for jungle’s sake, he manages to throw some loose acid vibes and chin-stroking IDM in the blender with huge distorted kick drums and noise from more breakcore realms, then drizzlies the mixture over choice breakbeat workouts that make you wanna shuffle your feet as much as sit back and twist one up.
To fully appreciate the release, take a gander at this laugh of a write-up in relation to the release and its cover artwork."
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Heya! Tomorrow like every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 19 to 20 (CEST) Massage Brain Cult at https://threadsradio.com/ will happen. This month guests are two sound shapers well known to MBC; Jessica Walrus and Eazykill . They have collaborated together a few times and also both released on the label. They made each a 30 min set for the day. Jessica does a really colourful mix, presenting mostly her own produced tracks with its particular lush rhythmics, melodic tones, atmospheres,.. also some perreo edit mix moments on it that all together are quite a thing.. and Ez does a really creative mix presenting a few of his favourite productions(imagine a few from who would be..) a mix on his particular way stretch unstretch dope style… that brings us to some really special moments.. tomorrow from 19 to 20 (CEST) on >>> https://threadsradio.com/
Couldn't find a thread about these books, if you're into reading about electronic music and related culture, pick them up - highly recommended; available in physical and digital formats.
Matt Anniss: Join the Future - Bleep Techno and the Birth of British Bass Music
Martin James: State of Bass - The Origins of Jungle/Drum & Bass
Laurent Fintoni: Bedroom Beats & B-Sides - Instrumental Hip-Hop & Electronic Music at the Turn of the Century
London’s kings of noise Sly & The Family Drone follow up their 2019 Love Love LP ‘Gentle Persuaders’ with ‘Walk It Dry’, an 8 track LP collaboratively released by Love Love Records in the UK and Feeding Tube Records across the pond in the USA. ‘Walk It Dry’ utilises the familiar sound palette of scronked electronics, bulging noise blasts, wailing sax & Kalashnikov drums that was found on ‘Gentle Persuaders’ but is a very a different beast. The tracks here are shorter and punchier as the band digs deeper than ever to find increasingly potent sonic pockets.
Bolstered with a directional force rare in this strain of noise the album begins at the deep end with ‘A Black Uniformed Strutting Animal’, a raucous cacophony backed by a thick groove, before the bleeps and bloops of ‘Dead Cat Chaos Magician’ kick in, sounding like a haunting in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. ‘Swearing On The Horns’ is a folk-sludge ditty scraping through a psychic wormhole that exits at the feet of ‘Bulgarian Steel’ - a grimacing march punctuated with metallic screams where the sax becomes an overstressed alarm siren. ‘Shrieking Grief’, with its rapid fire drum rolls and megaton payloads of pummelling noise, concludes the A side loudly.
Side B opens with stretched-out droning layers and winding loops on ‘Sunken Disorderly’, providing a gloomy refuge for some cosmic meditation. The album at this point converges into the morbidly fascinating black and white horror of ‘My Torso Is A Shotgun’, perhaps the most widescreen and immediate example of the band’s progression, before playing out with the deathly lament of ‘Tsukiji’. A suitable soundtrack to the end-times. Available on Bandcamp: https://loveloverecords.bandcamp.com/
releases July 17, 2020
All Tracks by Sly & The Family Drone
Artwork by www.kazlandart.com
After releasing on a variety of labels for a few decades FFF presents the "Control Tower EP" the first release on his own "3AM Eternal" label. This 3 track EP brings a mixture of styles from within the hardcore & jungle universe. The titel track "Control Tower" is a mix of dub infused amen jungle, clash vocals and rare grooves. Followed by "Cut Bwoy" hectic, stomping, moshpit ready, hardcore & dubby. The final tune Obedience goes a bit deeper, a synth heavy, moody amen roller but still with plenty of choppage.