August 10, 2007

Beatzcast #45: Crambe Repetita


Stylus editor Todd Burns presents a mix of electronic music featuring new tunes from Daso, Shackleton, and Aril Brikha…

01: Future Loop Foundation - The Sea And The Sky (Beedle’s Orchestral Reprise) [buy]
02: Future Loop Foundation - The Sea And The Sky (Padded Cell Remix) [buy]
03: Daso and Pawas - TGV [buy]
04: Aril Brikha - Room 337 [buy]
05: Dennis Ferrer - Touched the Sky [buy]
06: Pikaya - Jedi [buy]
07: Shackleton feat. Jackson del Ray - Next to Nothing [buy]
08: Lucio Aquilina - Feeling Plastik [buy]

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February 16, 2007

Aril Brikha - Winter EP


Swedish Derrick May devotee Aril Brikha made a big splash with his early releases on May’s esteemed Transmat and Fragile labels back at the turn of the millennium. It seems, however, that along with a taste for spacious and silky-smooth Detroit techno, Brikha apparently picked up some of May’s horrific work ethic, as this two-tracker on Kompakt is only his third release in the last five years. Brikha apparently hasn’t spent the time reinventing himself musically, as the two tracks here follow the same funky, spaced-out template as his previous work.

Not that this is a bad thing necessarily, but if you’ve heard May’s classic works (and if you’re reading this and you haven’t, turn off the computer and go directly to Innovator and don’t stop until you can hum each individual synth part to “Strings of the Strings of Life” in your sleep), or even Brikha’s own Deeeparture In Time LP for that matter, you’ve heard all of this done before, and done better. There’s always a place on my shelf for this kind of ice-cool Detroit material, but these aren’t particularly inspiring or inspired readings on the template, merely Motor City by Numbers.

Kompakt / KOM 151
[Todd Hutlock]