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Showing posts from March, 2017

Caravan - Coarsica EP (Ken Oath)

The inaugural release on Australian imprint Ken Oath is one of the finest bits of plastic I've managed to pick up do far this year. It was Riggles' Slick Like Oil that had me whipping out my AmEx right away, a loopy, sample-heavy basement jam with a killer rubbery bassline, but as often is the case when buying records for one specific tune, the flip ends up being the side you end up playing the most. Donald's House and Low Flung (all new names to me) serve up the delightful kind of delightful contemporary electronic boogie that the likes of Suzanne Kraft and Moon B do so well.

The sophomore effort on Ken Oath, a mini-LP by Caravan called 'Coarsica', is cut from the same boogie cloth and it's really, really good. Six tracks of understated, 80's-tinged electronic boogie to choose from here, none of which would have been out of place on People's Potential Unlimited or Rush Hour's 'Music for Autobahns' compilations. It's not exactly the kind…

Cantoma - Talva Lumi (Highwood Recordings)

I got a fresh batch of wax in earlier this week, but work has been a total bitch so it was just sitting there untouched for days. It's finally sunday though, the sun is out, wafts of fresh coffee and homemade brownies are coming my way and I just ripped open the box. Quite a few bits of highly anticipated (and now sold out) bits of house in there on Moonrise Hill, FHUO and Ken Oath, so I totally forgot I ordered Cantoma's 'Talva Lumi' on Higwood Recordings. 
I've always been a sucker for the Balearic/Adriatic side of the electronic music spectrum and Phil Mison's output as Cantoma rarely disappoints, so I chucked his new one into the basket without bothering with the snips. Now this can sometimes be a recipe for disappointment - I blindly ordered the most recent record on Church, which is a bit of a dud for example - but the fourth release on Highwood is so good its been keeping all those house burners off the decks.

Test Pressing's 'Apiento and LX kick…