Reviews: 6

Knee Tremblers ft. Keith Thompson
‘Sun Is Shining’
Open Bar/ Waking Monster

Don’t panic, yes it’s a cover (of sorts) of the now very familiar Bob Marley song but look below the surface and there’s a lot going on. For starters the Javi Lopez mix hits you hard with heavy tribal beats and sub-bass lines that lend themselves refreshingly well to this reggae cover which while being moody is also quite magnificent. The Doop Main Mix adds nasty drums and builds the mood with Pierre styled strings and increasing intensity, while the Max Martinez Tech Mix does just that with notably tough rhythms, crisp snare hits, and by cutting up the vocals in an extremely impressive fashion. 8
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Baron Bane
LPTO
Despotz Records

An album of three thirds. There’s the swoon section with the utterly sublime (single) Midthing which is tastefully punctuated by moody electro beats, classically trained strings and emotive sunset melodies. The final track, Need nearly falls into this category too, although doesn’t have the same impact. More conventional song structures ala Love Cure All follow with greater and lesser effect, although Sordid Eyes works pleasantly in a slightly off-kilter way. Then there’s even a hard rock guitar and la de da chorus to be had on Transience. A mixed up album but well worth the ticket for Midthing (8) alone. 6
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