Monthly Archives: December 2013

Red 7 – I lost my shoes on acid

Acid?! Initially drumming up interest as a limited release from an unknown artist, the vinyl was eventually discovered to be the work of a Red 7. (But quite confusingly not the Red 7 as referred through Discogs as the moniker donned by Neville Watson and Nick Woolfson who’ve had releases on Housewax the sublabel of the hugely successful vinyl only brand Rawax.) It’s not a conventional acid track that’s for sure. ¬†Stepping in with 909 kicks, well timed claps and slowly introduced layers of brain-melting sharp hats. Building up the climax with the synth to throw in the fantastic idea of¬†sampling Jive Africa’s seminal disco banger from 1984 by Hugh Masekela – Don’t go lost it baby. With it’s excited pace and unusual blend of a passive acid bassline slowly making its way into the foreground of the track it’s a perfect contender for a...
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Hissman – The Ultimate Degradation EP

Quite exciting isn’t it? This is what Hardmoon London have to say: Hardmoon London is a new independent platform solely focused to release music by the analog militants who are struggling against the loud war on the digital industry. And spread their love of that warm, distorted sound exclusively through vinyl or special tapes. The tracks that we release are recorded directly on tape without “the help” of computers so that; interference, mistakes, and noise are all going to be apart of what’s pressed straight onto those 180 grams of throttling hammers grinding away on wax. And it’s all enclosed within in a special printed sleeve! The first release comes by way of courtesy from the mysterious Hissman who captures, with his name, the vey essense of the tape’s sound: Hissssss… that’s the sound you hear when a tape starts rolling.  ...
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Ossa Jams 1

Ron wilson’s 777 recordings bring forth Ossa Jams! Who made it? Well, wouldn’t you like to know. So this one’s new! 3 tracks from a jam session recorded live right out of Berlin’s legendary musical habits straight onto vinyl. Nice! Now Track one is an opening burner; teasing with a consistent anti-climatic build up of clattering, rich bass leads dissipating mindlessly and that heavily distorted predator like echo! Gaining pace aggressively as the track progresses, making way for the sci-fi like pads as the Larry Heard like clap fades in and out…. Atmosphere galore! Track two has to be crowned the dance floor King of the three. Nailed out House rhythms with perfectly designed transitions. The Kick drums are so smoothed out that you can feel the raw power of the hi hat’s and claps cutting right through the track like a knife through butter....
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