February 16, 2007

Kalle-M - This Place


This one reminds me of way too many records I’d sample at Satellite Records killing time before a movie or something, one of those deep house-type twelves whose “progress” basically amounted to predictable rhythms, that rubbery bellsynth stutter, and absolutely zero climax. One of those records somebody, somewhere, says is “slamming,” though it’s obvious he only listened to the first fifteen seconds and didn’t drop the needle anywhere else on the A, not that Kalle-M packed any surprises anyway. Why records like this get released is beyond me, two bars of pitiful nonsense, looped and EQ’d ad infinitum with no sensible verve or apparent logic. Even if you haven’t been to spin class in weeks, trust me: you’ve heard this one before.

Frisbee Tracks / FT 070
[Nick Sylvester]

January 19, 2007

Ricardo Villalobos - Unflug Mixes


You would think that the label cash-in effort would be limited to the likes of Johnny Cash or Kurt Cobain, but apparently Ricardo Villalobos is a big enough name to warrant Frisbee Tracks latest exploitation of his back catalog. The original Unflug was released in October of 1998 and was one of Villalobos earliest productionsmeaning it wasnt nearly as accomplished (or lengthy) as his recent work, but was still decent enough, a stomping tech house thing with a nifty analog riff and some drifty background chords and of course those trademark layers of percussion.

The two mixes here by Franklin De Costa and Good Groove & Yapacc (who?) arent necessarily bad, but given that the source material isnt exactly Ricardos greatest moment, how great can you expect the remixes to be? The Good Groove & Yapacc remix goes on nearly twice as long as it needs to in true Villalobos fashion, stripping the track down, accentuating the techy end of things and adding a deep bass swoop, but lacking rhythmic invention and that feeling that at any moment, the bottom could drop out and leave nothing but rainforest chants or finger cymbals for the next six minutes. De Costa turns his take into a bubbling percolator, filtering the originals Latin percussion fills into something interesting and alien and spontaneous and vaguely akin to the sort of work that Villalobos does these days. Not a bad cut by any means, but if youre looking for Villalobos, stick with his recent work on Playhouse or Perlon, not these half-baked releases aimed directly at your wallet.

Frisbee Tracks / FT 069
[Todd Hutlock]

November 10, 2006

Charts: November 10 2006

Guest Chart: Mathias Schaffhauser, Ware

Ricardo Villalobos Unflug / Good Groove & Yapacc Remix [Frisbee Tracks]
Bond & Blome Tentacular [Sender]
Five Green Circle Ochim EP [Meerestief]
NDKJ Pimp / from Put It Where You Want It EP [Maschine]
Oliver Koletzki Follow Up / Kiki Remix [Stil vor Talent]
V.A. Mobile Remix Series Vol. 4 / Daniel Stefanik Remix [Mobile]
Agns Is She He [Einmaleinsmusik]
Garnica The Lucky Guy [Galaktika ]
And.id Panakia EP [Ware]
Mathias Schaffhuser vs. V.A. RE:2 / Vinyl Selection [Multicolor]

Mallory O’Donnell
Greg Wilson - Chocolate Factor [Redux]
Alice Smith - Love Endevour (Maurice Fulton Remix) [BBE]
Sessomatto - Movin’ On (Joey Negro Remixes) [Z Records]
Tantra - The Double LP [Importe/12]
V/A - El Mejor Italo-Disco De Los 80’s [Contrasena]
Skatebrd - Midnight Magic [Digitalo Enterprises]
Matt & Kim - Matt & Kim [IHEARTCOMIX]
Blowfly - Blowfly’s Disco Party [Weird World]

Michael F. Gill
Alan Banford - Delanox [F1]
Pheek - Magda Had A Little Troll ([a]pendics.shuffle remix) [Clever Music]
Freddie Mercury - Love Kills (More Order Rework By The Glimmers) [Parlophone]
John Dahlback - My Secret [Acid 80 Italy]
Jetone - Sufraise II [Apnea]
Arpanet - Event Horizon (Instrumental) [Record Makers]
Umwelt - Kiss In The Dark [Satamile Records]
Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Monotonism [Tendenzen Freier Entfaltung]
Rekleiner - Sideways [Catwash Records]
Phase - Espresso [Ingoma]

September 22, 2006

Charts: September 22 2006

Todd Hutlock
The Rice Twins - For Dan [K2]
Donnacha Costello - 6.3 [Minimise]
Mathew Johnson - Beach Party [Wagon Repair]
Nitzer Ebb - Shame (Derrick May Remix) [NovaMute]
Porter Ricks - Port of Call [Chain Reaction]
Afternoon Coffee Boys - Busted Speaker Brew [Clink Music]
Thee Madkatt Courtship - Da Mindfuck [Deep Distraxion]
Sami Koivikko - Dore [Spectral Sound]
Limaçon - Ajar [Intrinsic Design]
Mr. Fingers - Can You Feel It [Trax]

Nate DeYoung
My My - Butterflys and Zebras [Aus]
Audion - Mouth to Mouth [Spectral]
Heidi vs Riton - Vejer [Get Physical]
Cobblestone Jazz - India in Me [Wagon Repair]
Donato Dozzy - Dimensions EP [Dozzy]
Jona - Tizia [Get Physical]
The Rice Twins - Reach for the Flute [Kompakt]
Sleeper Thief - Chasing You [Mobilee]
Madonna - Get Together Remixes [Virgin]
Justus Kohncke - Advance [Kompakt]

Cameron Octigan
Alice in Chains - Dam That River [Columbia]
Dominion - The Light of Day [unknown]
Jan Jelinek - Im Discodickicht [~scape]
Jesu - Your Path to Divinity [Hydrahead]
JPLS - Program 01 [M_nus]
Limp Wrist - Just Like You [Lengua Armada]
MDK - Rohe Gewalt [Weird System]
Putsch 79 - Doin’ It (Putsch 79 Edit) [Clone]
Rex the Dog - I Look into Air [Kompakt]
Ricardo Villalobos - Que Belle Epoque 2006 [Frisbee Tracks]

Michael F. Gill
Voigt & Voigt - Was Du Willst [Kompakt Extra]
V/A - Dashammer Remixes [Max.I]
Gusgus - Mallflowers [Pineapples]
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Instrumental) [EMI]
Phreek - May My Love Be With You [Atlantic]
Dalton & Dubarri - I (You) Can Dance All By My (Your) Self [Hilltak]
Moment of Truth - So Much for Love [Salsoul]
V/A - Historical Archives Volume 2 [Members Only]
Gino Soccio - There’s a Woman (Carl Craig Re-Edit) [Moxie]
Munich Machine - Bolectro [Casablanca]