niedziela, stycznia 31, 2010

Nicolas Jaar - Time For Us [2010, vinyl, wolf + lamb music]





























25 january 2010
lbl: Wolf + Lamb Music
#: WLM08
electronic
minimal, techno, deep house
320kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A1.
A Time For Us

B1.
Mi Mujer



note: "Brand new release from possibly the coolest label around at the moment. Nicolas Jaar pops his Wolf + Lamb wax cherry (not counting Seth's remix of his on "Aphrika EP") with a solid double header of an ep. On the a-side "A Time For Us" combines the best of nu-disco & house for a laidback but bass-heavy jam, whilst on the flip "Mi Mujer" fuses deep house, boogie and americana in a singularly american way."



[fixed at 1 february 2010]



buy it here.

Markus Guentner - Counting Stars [2008, file, affin]
























2008
lbl: Affin
#: Affin016
electronic
ambient, pop
320kbps
hubscale: beryl [7.8]



1. Das Vergessene
2. Keep Your Eyes Closed



note: "[...] Drifting out on two wistful, helium-high drones that co-exist happily, without tension, Guentner slowly introduces bell-like tones that ping and glint in the dusk breeze, softly striking one another like wind chimes. A simple premise, maybe, but that simplicity is the key to Guentner's Pop Ambient productions: Find a few elements, slowly encourage them to play together and then let them alone to see what eventuates." - Jon Dale.



D5 - Future Sense EP [2007, vinyl, delsin]





























march 2007
lbl: Delsin
#: 62 dsr/dms4
electronic
minimal, techno, deep house
~220kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



A. Future Sense
AA. Lab Work



D5 - John Harvey

note: "One for all the neo-Detroit fiends, D5 bring the lush rhythm ingenuity and warm pads in classic Delsin fashion. Title cut 'Future sense' rolls on a pure Larry Heard vibe, occasionally pausing for another toke before resuming play with with some more space jackin moods. 'Lab work' increases the melodic input with fine jazzin textures and vibes reminiscent of Jamal Moss' less screwed moments."



Ki.Mi. - Inei [2010, file, instabil]





























22 january 2010
lbl: Instabil
#: instabil 18
electronic
dub techno
320kbps
hubscale: topaz [8.0]



1. Chloa
2. Autumn Morning
3. Solar Wind
4. Of Loneliness Think
5. After
6. Inei
7. Outline



note: "Kashatskikh Kirill aka Ki.Mi. is the Artist of the new instabil-Release. The Russian Producer is already known from his Releases on such Labels like The Seventeenth Floor, The Flame, Stereooxid, Forza, Carica or Factomania. He became also Resident of the famous Festival "Kazantip" in 2006. Ki.Mi. produces powerful Tech-House and Dub-Tech - Stuff, So we are proud to start 2010 with his "Inei"-Release."



sobota, stycznia 30, 2010

Kassem Mosse - Workshop 08 [2009, vinyl, workshop]



























may 2009
lbl: Workshop
#: WORKSHOP 08
electronic
house, techno
320kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A. Untitled

B1. Untitled

B2. Untitled



Kassem Mosse - Gunnar Wendel

note: "A new Workshop is always nice, the high quality label pushes the borders of a sound that attracts many kinds of DJ’s, but also maintains a feeling of a undescribable emotion.

The A side reminds me of long lost memories from Super Mario 64 (that underwater level), combined with eternal house rhythms and percussion – the streaming melody is combined with Mosse’s unmistakable bleeping synth stabs that always seem to fit the rest of the elements in his tracks. The pace is slow, but at the same time powerful enough to disembark the next track into a faster tempo.

B1 is based around a sample from Marcel Dettmann, combined with a new structural approach with weird dissonant tones that swirls around the ancient drum-like percussion and melody. The tribal vibe is there, but it’s reduced to such small hints, that it’s leaning towards a more raw edge. Excellent track.

The B2 is more mellow, but also more melancholic. A constant warmth of a low pitched synth melody fills the spectrum with unbelievable depth and stands as a concrete base for the percussion and that special house groove." - The Futurist.



dazed on the streets



buy it here.


Savvas Ysatis + Taylor Deupree - Hourglass [2009, vinyl, 12k]





























17 november 2009
lbl: 12k
#: 12k2015
electronic
minimal ambient, pop
320kbps
hubscale: tungsten [7.5]



A1.
Clouds

A2.
Hourglass

B1.
Like Ice On A Summer's Day

B2.
Somewhere On Earth



note: "Savvas Ysatis and Taylor Deupree were at it again in Deupree’s country studio, about two years after the creation of 2007’s The Sleeping Morning CD-EP. They gave themselves one week to see what they could create with the studio as a blank canvas, and the two emerged with Hourglass, four songs of carefully crafted pop-infused ambient music destined for release on 12" vinyl." - experimedia.



piątek, stycznia 29, 2010

Martyn ft. Spaceape - Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Remix) / Brilliant Orange (Illum Sphere's No. 14 Mix) [2010, vinyl, 3024]






















28 january 2010
lbl: 3024
#: 3024-007
electronic
dubstep, techno, uk garage
~200kbps
hubscale: topaz [8.0]



A. Martyn ft. Spaceape - Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock Remix)

B. Martyn - Brilliant Orange (Illum Sphere's No. 14 Mix)




producer - Martijn Deykers

note: "Ending the brief hiatus that followed the 'Great Lengths' LP and accompanying world tour Martyn and 3024 usher in the new decade with a brace of remixes and this one features the Is This Insanity featuring Space Ape with a remix from Ben Klock and the Brilliant Orange with a nice remix by Illum Sphere." - distributor.

druga paka remiksów, tym razem mniej zabawy, a więcej zagęszczonego, zwalistego mroku.



czwartek, stycznia 28, 2010

Resoe - Abstrakt Dimenzions EP [2010, vinyl, echocord]





























january 2010
lbl: Echocord
#: echocord 041
electronic
dub techno
320kbps
hubscale: topaz [8.0]



A1. Walking The Deep Line

B1. Polarized

B2. Apart From Moorpark



producer - Dennis Bøg

note: "Baum records' head Resoe aka Dennis Bøg sets up three tracks of sublime deeper dub-tech experiements on the lovely 'Abstrakt Dimenzions' EP. 'Walking The Deep Line' deftly works languid delays and reverb treatments over a skanking dub-house rhythm while 'Polarized' steps with a post-garage meets Detroit flex recalling John Beltran and the ace 'Apart From Moorpark' gets crafty with qick-stepping rhythms and mournful melodica embellished with sublime electronica." - boomkat.



Emptyset - Acuphase EP [2007, vinyl, future days]





























february 2007
lbl: Future Days
#: DAY2
electronic
techno, experimental
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



A. Acuphase

B. Displacement Activity



Emptyset - James Ginzburg & Paul Purgas

note: "Hailing from Bassbin central a.k.a Bristol, Emptyset embarks on some serious low end techno manoeuvres working in the same clinical vein as Sleeparchive or any of the finest Berlin producers, but heavily dosed up with a low swung squarewave subbass reminiscent of Claro's warehouse sessions or James T. Cotton's moodier compositions. These are some undeniably heavy jackers that will find a spot at the front of any minimal/micro/techno head's box." - distributor.



F - The Untitled Dub [2008, vinyl, 7even recordings]





























december 2008
lbl: 7even Recordings
#: 7EVEN06
electronic
dubstep, dub techno
320kbps
hubscale: boron [9.5]



A.
The Untitled Dub

B.
Phantom



producer - Florent Aupetit

note: "Dropping in mid-January during the post-New Year lull, the second single from F on French label 7even Recordings has slowly burnt a white hot hole in the dubstep-techno radar alongside the utterly blistering first instalment from last year. Praised highly by Mary Anne Hobbs, amongst others, F is rapidly becoming a point of reference and a sought-after producer. It's easy to see why. While dubstep-techno crossovers are nothing new, the quality of production here sets the mysterious Monsieur/Madame F. Aupetit in the upper echelons." - Chris Mann.

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Various - Delsin II Remix EP1 & EP2 [2009, 2 x vinyl, delsin]




april 2009
lbl: Delsin
electronic
techno
320kbps




EP 1




























#: 74DSR/VAR-EP2
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A. Newworldaquarium - Trespassers (Redshape Trespassed Mix)

AA. Taho - Energy Fields (Quince's Dubbed Out Reconstruction)




buy it here.



EP 2




























#: 75DSR/VAR-EP3
hubscale: corundum [9.0]


A. Taho - Energy Fields (Shed's Ride Disturbance Mix)

AA. Quince - For My Mr (Sterac AKA Steve Rachmad Remix)





gentle energy flow



buy it here.


note: "There are few labels that manage to maintain high standards for a few years, but in Dutch label Delsin's case, quality has been its byword since 1996. Although inspired by Detroit techno and electro as well as Chicago house, the imprint's strength lies in its roster's ability to reinvent these benchmark sounds. That roster is the other reason: Delsin has never been shy about welcoming new artists to the fold—and this remix project is a case in point. While veteran Dutch producer Steve Rachmad delivers a version of Quince's "For My Mr" that recalls the airy chord melodies of his Sterac project—underpinned by an electro bass and a rolling rhythm—Delsin has recruited new-generation producers Shed, Redshape and Quince for the other interpretations.

Quince's take on Taho's "Energy Field" is a dense dub techno track with the doubled up beats adding to the sense of claustrophobia, while Shed's take on the same track is a linear dubstep/techno shuffler, but Redshape steals the glory. Remixing Newworldaquarium isn't an easy task at the best of times, but the masked man defies expectations: opening to the sound of someone doing a spot of DIY in the background, the happy jazzy chords that follow suggest that Redshape's in a less menacing mood than usual—but then he lets loose one of his droning, grinding basslines and once again plays to the label's strength of mixing the classic and new."



środa, stycznia 27, 2010

Hieroglyphic Being - Machines For Lovers EP [2004, vinyl, spectral sound]
























5 october 2004
lbl: Spectral Sound
#: SPC-12
electronic
techno, abstract, experimental, electro, house
320kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



1. The Strenuous Life
2. Apple
3. Machines For Lovers
4. Sex And Robots



producer - Jamal R. Moss

note: "A deep and jacking look at classic house/techno sculptures, Hieroglyphic Being has tapped into the raw source material of the genre and infused it with new vitality. Inspired by Ron Hardy, and literally educated by legends, Adonis and Steve Poindexter, Hieroglyphic Being carries the torch of Chicago’s history and does so in dramatic fashion.

The EP’s opener “The Strenuous Life” recalls a Scott Joplin rag tune, transposed into the 21st century. While cuts like “Sex And Robots” grind and clank with brilliant syncopation.

An unrivaled voice for modern house music." - Ghostly.



donkey-kong in da house




buy it here.

Anthony "Shake" Shakir - Frictionalism 1994-2009 [2009, 3 x cd, rush hour recordings]





























december 2009
lbl: Rush Hour Recordings
#: RH 110 CD
electronic
detroit techno, electro, house
320kbps
hubscale: diamond [10.0]!



1-1 Mood Swing
1-2 Live For Friction
1-3 Plugged In
1-4 Here, There & Nowhere
1-5 Arise
1-6 The Floor Filler
1-7 Happy To Be Here
1-8 March Into Darkness
1-9 Breathe Deeper
1-10 Electron Rider
1-11 Stereotype
1-12 Detroit State Of Mind
2-1 Fact Of The Matter
2-2 Roaming
2-3 One Beat (Just Won't Do)
2-4 Mr. Gone Is Back Again
2-5 Perseverence
2-6 ...Like A Dream
2-7 My Computer Is An Optimist
2-8 Simpatico
2-9 Travelers
2-10 Things Come & Go
2-11 The Fake Left, Go Right Plan
3-1 Assimilated
3-2 Spectre
3-3 The Other One
3-4 For The Lamented
3-5 Frictionalized
3-6 Lay Back (In The Cut)
3-7 Psychotic Tango
3-8 Your Little Black Robot
3-9 Frictional Beat No 5
3-10 Frenchie
3-11 Get A Feeling
3-12 Flyswatter



Producer, Written-By, Mixed By - Anthony Shakir

note: "Rush Hour is proud to present a compilation of Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir’s best work from his own Frictional label (and some choice output from 7th City) over the past 15 years. This limited edition 4x12” set comes with an exclusive two track 7” (only available with this pack). Released 2 months in advance of the 3CD/Digital formats…

The label Shake started brought us some of the deepest, funkiest and most diverse techno of it’s time and has been surprisingly overlooked by many. After a few years hiatus, Shake is now back and will be recording and releasing on Frictional again soon.

This compilation includes all of the classics like “Arise”, “Frictionalized”, “Get A Feeling”, “My Computer Is An Optimist” “The Floor Filler”, as well as an unreleased track “The Other One”. All tracks have been carefully re-mastered, breathing new life into the original recordings." - distributor.



[fixed at 30 jan. 2010, megaupload]


buy it here.

Delta Funktionen - Silhouette [2010, vinyl, delsin]





























january 2010
lbl: Delsin
#: 79dsr/dtf1
electronic
dub techno
320kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A. Silhouette (Original Mix)

AA. Silhouette (Marcel Dettmann Remix)




producer - Niels Luinenburg
remixer - Marcel Dettmann

note: well-known silhouette with one great remix in this time.



wtorek, stycznia 26, 2010

Emptyset - Isokon EP [2007, vinyl, future days]





























17 september 2007
lbl: Future Days
#: DAY4
electronic
experimental, techno
320kbps
hubscale: boron [9.5]



A1. Isokon

B1. Seclusion



Emptyset - James Ginzburg & Paul Purgas


note: "The bleep-techno fashioned by the Sahko imprint and re-ignited by Sleeparchive a couple of years back has lost much of the momentum it had last year, with the sound seemingly falling out of favour with the big name DJ's who flirted with it a good 18 months or so ago. Emptyset might well cause many of them to rethink their selections, "Isokon" offering up an exceptional blend of bleep aesthetics and warm basslines that are testament to Emptyset's open minded credentials. It's a largely looped number, with the burning embers of cinematic strings accompanying proceedings for much of their duration. The result is a widescreen reduction that oozes warmth and familiarity despite the threadbare construction, a masterful self-assurance allowing the track to avoid stylistic conceits and disruptions lesser producers might have felt compelled to engage. "Seclusion" on the flip is much more full-bodied, revolving around a machine-like percussive chug and a colossal bassline, those of you patiently waiting for the much heralded techno/dubstep crossover to fulfil its promise will want to investigate further without delay, it's a low-end beast of immense, towering proportions." - info from Boomkat.



F - Phase One [2008, vinyl, 7even recordings]





























22 september 2008
lbl: 7even Recordings
#: 7EVEN04
electronic
dubstep
320kbps
hubscale: carborundum [9.3]



A. Phase One

B. Icon



producer - Florent Aupetit

note: "Excellent dubstep from France. On only four releases the label 7even has fast become something to get excited about with deep and driving dubstep aesthetic compatible to the styles of Peverelist, Scuba or a more technofied Martyn. This is the first release from F, shaping two tracks of chords driven 140bpm dub techno with skipping garage and sunken dubstep subs."



Pearson Sound - PLSN / WAD [2009, vinyl, hessle audio]


























20 july 2009
lbl: Hessle Audio
#: HES009
electronic
dubstep
320kbps
hubscale: topaz [8.0]



A.
PLSN

B.
WAD



producer - David Kennedy aka Ramadanman

note: "Another amazing piece of wax from the Hessle Audio camp, though were you really expecting anything less. Pearson Sound is part label honcho Ramadanman's house infused alter ego.This release sees his style develop that inch further into the almost impossible to determine, and to be honest his ever shifting focus is what makes his music so flippin' good. So this is a real treat." - InvertedAudio.

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10-20 - Lake [2009, file, highpoint lowlife]





























14 december 2009
lbl: Highpoint Lowlife
#: HPLL044
electronic
abstract, post-idm, experimental
320kbps
hubscale: topaz [8.0]



1. Overloam'd

2. Endzone

3. Boat

4. GolgothA



note: "Highpoint Lowlife consistently surprise, never sticking to one style, and never ever serving up formulaic music, which brings us to the new EP release for 10-20. Lodged firmly somewhere between electronic, dubstep, dub techno and IDM, 10-20 take us to other worlds. “Overloam’d” oozes a claustrophobic ambience as the machines click and stagger, “Endzone” skews off kilter, turning in on itself until it emerges off kilter again. “Boat” oozes the hauntology unashamedly embraced by the label, but underpinned with heavier beats and percussion, the machines keeping a rhythmic balance, while the closer “GolgothA” could be the 2010 equivalent of the 80’s cult film Johnny YesNo hallucination sequence, paranoid dreams and uneasy, unsettling nightmarish visions.

It’s the lack of compromise I admire from Highpoint Lowlife and artists such as 10-20, although releasing some cutting edge electronic and dubstep music, still refuse to be pigeonholed, making the conscious choice to act outside of the square, making the listener re-evaluate their preconceptions on the music they hear. Another label that needs to be explored further to fully appreciate the depth of vision its artists hold."

Wayne Stronell


sztuczny, dość silnie nakręcany hype towarzyszył przez chwilę 'tak prostym, a zarazem tak odkrywczym' dźwiękom 10-20. epka 'lake' przeszła bez jakiegokolwiek echa, dlatego archinhub zmulił premierę.


not-so-inventional?


buy it here.

Machinefabriek - Slovensko [2010, cdr, machinefabriek (white)]





























25 january 2010
lbl: Machinefabriek (White)
#: none
electronic
abstract, experimental, drone
~200-320
hubscale: beryl [7.8]



1. Slovensko 1
2. Slovensko 2
3. Slovensko 3
4. Slovensko 4
5. Slovensko 5



Recorded and edited by Rutger Zuydervelt.

note: "[...] A whole other story is the 7” release Slovensko that he recorded for Eat, Sleep, Repeat which is based around field recordings taken during a trip through Slovakia in September 2009. Completely unlike his recordings from Israel which got released as Tapes of the day here he searched for unusual sounds, opposed to street recordings.
[...]
While the music contains this natural feeling, things also sound really abstract and rough. At one moment you can be hearing some birds twitter, while at others a gigantic loud noise is shredding your ears. [...]"
- Earlabs.



poniedziałek, stycznia 25, 2010

Redshape - 2010 EP [2009, vinyl, delsin]





























july 2009
lbl: Delsin
#: 78dsr/rds4
electronic
techno
320kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



A. 2010
B1. White
B2. Violet


Redshape is anonymous.

note: wg redshape'a 2010 chyba wcale nie okaże się rokiem rozmarzenia, hehe. wyważone, rytualne 4/4.






buy it here.

Onmutu Mechanicks - Black Throated Diver [2009, vinyl, echocord colour]





























march 2009
lbl: Echocord Colour
#: Echocord Colour 06
electronic
dub techno, electro
320kbps
hubscale: emery [7.5]



A1. Proxima

A2. Your Touch Is So Electric

B1. On Silent Wings

B2. On Silent Wings (Reprise)



producer - Arne Weinberg

note: delikatne techdub-electro na feelingu detroit, nieco archaiczne jak na swój rocznik.



Martyn - Hear Me (Zomby Mix) / Seventy Four (Redshape Mix) [2010, vinyl, 3024]





























25 january 2010
lbl: 3024
#: 3024-006
electronic
techno, dubstep
~200kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



A.
Hear Me (Zomby Mix)

B.
Seventy Four (Redshape Mix)




Martyn - Martijn Deykers
Zomby & Redshape are anonymous.

note: dance to this.



Pangaea - Pangaea EP [2010, 2 x vinyl, hessle audio]





























25 january 2010
lbl: Hessle Audio
#: HES010
electronic
dubstep, uk garage
320kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



A.
Why

B1.
Sunset Yellow

B2.
5-HTP

C.
Neurons

D1.
Dead Living

D2.
Because Of You



producer - Kevin McAuley

note: " [...] Even though there is dance floor fodder on tracks like "Why," "Sunset Yellow" and "Dead Living," the buzzwords for this EP should be depth and subtlety. Much like the way Pangaea chooses to irk out his music slowly, his productions take that extra bit of time to creep up on you, gradually becoming more and more infectious." - Oli Marlow.

pangaea nie pozostaje obojętny na nowe trendy w dubstepie. pewnie większość z Was słuchając pierwszych dwóch dozna deja vu, przed premierą dość konsekwentnie i intensywnie miksowano jego uk garażówki. pozostałe cztery to nowoczesne, bezkompromisowe wonky ze świetnie oddaną, niepokojącą atmosferą na wskroś oklepanej, chemicznej burzy neuronów. do tej pory najbardziej chemiczny ep roku.

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sobota, stycznia 23, 2010

Frozen Border - Frozen Border 01-04 [2009, 4 x vinyl, frozen border]




lbl: Frozen Border
electronic
techno




Frozen Border 01




























january 2009
#: FB 01
~192kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A.
Untitled

B.
Untitled


rail trails



buy it here. [discogs]



Frozen Border 02




















march 2009
#: FB 02
320kbps
hubscale: carborundum [9.3]



A.
Untitled

B.
Untitled



the most famous creatures of cryptozoology



buy it here.




Frozen Border 03


























june 2009
#: FB 03
320kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



A.
Untitled
B.
Untitled



iron chimneys
[fixed at 25 jan.]



buy it here.



Frozen Border 04


























november 2009
#: FB 04
320kbps
hubscale: carborundum [9.3]



A.
Untitled

B.
Untitled



unhappy end



buy it here.

note: "The trend for techno anonymity continues as a new series, Frozen Border, follows in the footsteps of the Wax, Equalized and Ancient Methods releases. Delivered in a black sleeve—the author has even forgone the ubiquitous hand stamp beloved of Hardwax-affiliated labels—the presentation compels the listener to focus solely on the music. Thankfully, this proves to be an entirely rewarding experience. Frozen Border project is based on brutal bass tones underpinning ferocious hi-hats and pounding, grainy beats that are cut in and out of the arrangement to achieve maximum effect. Sounding like a combination of '90s Hood-style repetition with visceral Djax techno, the use of new production technology means that the end result is more polished and playable. [...]" - Richard Brophy.

czwartek, stycznia 21, 2010

Emptyset - Doxa EP [2008, vinyl, caravan recordings]





























may 2008
lbl: Caravan Recordings
#: CVAN003
electronic
techno
320kbps
hubscale: corundum [9.0]



Endoxa


Episteme
Doxa



Emptyset - James Ginzburg & Paul Purgas.

note: "Emptyset’s “Doxa EP,” is the third release on Ginzburg and October’s Caravan Recordings, which slots in somewhere alongside imprints like Apple Pips and 3024. That is to say somewhere between techno and dubstep, although Caravan hews more closely to a techno or minimal style than its peers. Written with Paul Purgas, it’s definitely Emptyset’s strongest material yet. High production values unite the EP, as does a clever interplay between beats and melody which sees them coquettishly refrain from appearing side by side for too long. (When you’re going this stripped down, who needs both?) “Episteme” is the looser of the tracks, the one closer to dubstep. All of its elements sound a touch off-kilter in a pleasing way, but they never quite come together in the way that, say, Villalobos’ more unhinged productions do. “Endoxa,” the A-side, is more successful, with a wicked tautness calling to mind some of the darker stuff to come from the Berghain camp recently, but at the same time retains a whiff of slovenly bass. These make for strange bedfellows, but in a way that’s engaging, not off-putting. This could certainly go down a treat in the right moment in a loud, dark room." - Colin Shields, Little White Earbuds.



Sarah Goldfarb & JHK - Heartbeat City [2010, cd, treibstoff]



























11 january 2010
lbl: Treibstoff
#: TreibCD-10
electronic
techno, minimal
320kbps
hubscale: chrysoberyl [8.5]



1. Here We Come

2. The Noise Electric

3. Jacki

4. Just A Holiday

5. So Long

6. Lights At Night

7. Back In Town

8. Golden Sun

9. Never Stop

10. Heartbeat City



note: "French producer Jean-Vincent Luccini’s debut album is a collaboration with friend Jean-Christophe Hallary (a.k.a JHK). Heartbeat City takes its name from The Cars’ seminal ’80s album, while Luccini’s alias is borrowed from the character in Darren Aronofsky’s 2000 classic Requiem For A Dream. Musically, the album sports a cinematic sound, full of lush synths, percolating beats and general sonic mischief." - BigShot.