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    Shinedoe / Len Faki – Split 12″ [coll] – [Podium Records]

    Shinedoe aka Chinedum Nwosu, delivers a phasing minimalist
    dance number, that drops some old Detroit-style blorps on
    top of the insistency. Then halfway through those blorps
    turn briefly to a phantom-at-the-organ; switching keys,
    chords and direction for a bit…then back to the basic beat.
    Riding a subway train out to the edge of beyond.

    On the flip, Len Faki starts with a big bass force field,
    round mounds of hover and hum, toss a little telegraph tweak
    on top…then ice that out with some reverb. Little drums
    come in to knock twice on the ceiling, before finally the
    robot 4/4 kicks in. This cut, “Rumpelkammer” (which allegedly
    means “junk room”) is actually pretty clean and austere. The
    heavy bass does eventually get stronger and stronger and
    cut loose in a nightclub would inevitably cover the floor with
    loosened fillings. Really for a slammer, this has a lot of
    variety in the the sounds tossed in, and some sleight of hand
    slow up/speed down tricks move the tweaks in and out of step
    with the robodrums. Eventually the percussion really gets to
    rolling. Popcorn flavor too! My kind o’ minimal big time,
    mounting momentum! The winner on this split (put out by Faki
    himself).

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 2, 2006 at 5:11 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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