October 6, 2005

Ultrakurt - En Short EP

Philly’s 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]