June 22, 2007



On this fourth edition of Influx, we profile Chelonis R. Jones. Stylus editor Todd Burns talked to Jones about his upcoming album Chatterton, the cover art to Dislocated Genius, and what’s it like to be the “Franz Kafka of electro-pop”…

01: Chelonis R. Jones - I Don’t Know
02: Marc Romboy vs. Chelonis R. Jones - Helen Cornell
03: Chelonis R. Jones - Sky Is Sea

[INFLUX #001: Orac Records]
INFLUX #002: Hand on the Plow]
INFLUX #003: Foundsound]

March 23, 2007

Charts: March 23 2007

Peter Chambers
Beck - Cellphones Dead (Villalobos entlebuch remix) [Geffen]
Len Faki - Pearl Delta/Mekong Delta [Ostgut Tontraeger]
Tobias. - Dial EP [Logistic]
Andy Stott - Handle with Care/See in Me [Modern Love]
Carsten Jost/Efdemin - Split EP [Dial]
Lawrence - Fridays Child EP [Mule]
Donnacha Costello - 6.6 [Minimise]
Half Hawaii - Into Me/Out of Me [Perlon]
Move D - Anne Will (Lawrence remix) [Liebe Detail]
Repeat/Repeat Carpark (Second Edition) [Soma]
DJ Koze/Sid le Rock - Naked (Koze remix) [Cereal/Killers]

Michael F. Gill
Jan Leslie Holmes Im Your Superman [Jay Jay Records]
Domina You Got My Soul [Crash]
Automat Automat [EMI/Barclay]
Alloy Orchestra The Man With The Movie Camera [Junk Metal Music]
David Garcet Redemption (The Revolving Eyes Mix) [Dirty Dancing]
Roy Davis Jr Traxx From The Nile [Bombay Records]
Wolfgang Voigt Oktoberfest [Auftrieb]
Mike Uzzi & Ben Recht Reclaiming The 120s [Unfoundsound]
Loco Dice - El Gallo Negro [Ovum]
Nasty & Tresher - The Well Served Event [Terminal M]

September 22, 2006


On this third edition of Influx, we profile Foundsound. The label puts out music showcasing quirky, dancefloor-friendly tracks constructed from fragmented samples, organic minimalism, and random field recordings. Stylus editor Todd Burns talked to Sean ONeal and Cyhl Takerkart about the Philadelphia electronic music scene, the differences between DJing and producing, and whats up next in 2006 and 2007 for the label.

01: Sarah Goldfarb - Forty Years Ago I Sold My Body
02: Redwan - Macky & Donald (Fusiphorm Remix)
03: Someone Else - Goofball
04: Omar Salgado - Miniature

[INFLUX #001: Orac Records]
INFLUX #002: Hand on the Plow]

March 10, 2006

Socks and Sandals - Shatter

Already releasing tracks on the Foundsound and Microcosm labels, Socks and Sandals Shatter EP is actually the groups first solo release, but theyre definitely not willing to sound like it. By burrowing into the vogue realm of Herbert-ian flavored micro-sampling and coming out with unexpectedly vivid results, the groups original conception as a strictly live band seems all the more criminal by the day. Instead, Socks and Sandals sound like they lived with the title track until they cleaned out every tic, cough, and white-noise-fuzzball they could find. Unwilling to focus on the crevices, the group also sculpts droning swirls into a long lost realm of Frank Gehry sonic architecture for Found in Space.

Microcosm / 011
[Nate DeYoung]

February 24, 2006

In The Mix: Todd Burns


Lump Better Eat Strawberries [Mental Groove]
Tadeo Granada Granada [CMYK Musik]
Fusiphorm Am I [Foundsound]
Ellen Allien and Apparat Do Not Break [Bpitch Control]
Jaumtic Un Avion Japons [Regular]
Booka Shade In White Rooms [Get Physical]
Shane Berry Fillertet 2 [Trapez]
Daso Until I Find You [My Best Friend]
Kaito We Were Born Here [Kompakt]

October 6, 2005

Ultrakurt - En Short EP

Phillys Foundsound label is quickly making a name for itself in the world of cut-up electronics. For their fourth release, the French duo Ultrakurt has taken time out from their new label minibar to bestow some science on us with En Short. Composed of three tracks, the EP is sort of a how-to primer for those of us who find Akufen a tad too messy. The main rhythmic basis for Carnadada is a breathy, unintelligible male voice that oftentimes seems to want to go further with his dialogue, while Yves Baustin uses that same basis for a more bass-driven enterprise that trades subtlety for a hip-shaking good time. Fusiphorm turns up for a remix of the latter, adding a dash of melody to the whole thing, flipping the coin on a group far more concerned with the body than the mind.

Foundsound / found04
[Todd Burns]