30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

Kettel - My Dogan (2006). The Dutch musician, Reimer Eising, aka Kettel, is something of a rarity in electronic music circles (especially those tagged with the joyless term ‘IDM’) in that his tracks are by and large, exceedingly jolly. In what tends to be a very self-consciously serious genre of music, generated by circuit boards … Continue reading 30/07/20 This week I have been mostly listening to…

21/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Jodey Kendrick - EDM A2, EDM B2 (2013). Don't be misled by the EDM abbreviation; this pair of releases, strangely badged as if compilations by a selection of artists, but apparently solely the work of Jodey Kendrick, contains some of the best breakbeat-acid-eletro Braindance I’ve heard this side of the Tuss EP. (Well, until James … Continue reading 21/04/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

20/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

Bogdan Raczynski - Rave Till You Cry (2019). I’d pretty much given up hope on hearing anything more from Bogdan Raczynski (one time renegade Drill’n’bass maverick shock disc-jock extraordinaire) after reading some years ago that he had officially retired from releasing music. And to be fair this album is not new material, so I don’t … Continue reading 20/03/2020 This week I have been mostly listening to

25/02/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

Ekoplekz - Reflekzionz (2015). This is not what I expected. From the cover art, and this being on Planet Mu, and Ekoplekz being referred to online as someone making music in the Braindance style; in my mind this was going to be some Dave Monolith/James Shinra wunderkind producer making shiny squelchy acid breakbeat type stuff. … Continue reading 25/02/20 This week I have been mostly listening to

Global Goon – Cradle of History

Global Goon - Cradle of History (1998 - Rephlex) Like many people (I imagine), I first encountered Global Goon on the excellent, Braindance Coincidence. A compilation celebrating 10 years of Rephlex Records and their boundless, eclectic, debonair genre: braindance.  For someone looking for an introduction to the aesthetic, the Goon track on that CD, Long … Continue reading Global Goon – Cradle of History

02/12/2019 This week I have been mostly listening to

Johannes Heil - 20,000 Leagues under the skin (2003). This is simply, really really solid techno. The production is pretty much flawless across the whole record, and everything is perfectly balanced - nothing too banging, nothing that drags, all the elements are working seamlessly in their place. Even though all the tracks are purely ‘instrumental’ … Continue reading 02/12/2019 This week I have been mostly listening to