Lanark Artefax - Corra Linn
The three tracks here (released via Numbers) develop the sound of Lanark Artefax’s previous solo releases. Both Corra Linn’s title-track and ‘Moo Orphaned Drift’ strike a good balance between neo-IDM experimentation, retro-futurist rave sonics and the deft bass-techno sound prominent on MacRae’s Whities release. ‘Corra Linn’ is a particularly heady brew - the manner in which the tune zips between skittering breakbeats and bouncy synth tones sounds like some secretive Lee Gamble-Sophie collaboration (it’s no surprise that Lanark Artefax has previously released on Gamble’s UIQ imprint).
Brainwaltzera - Remixed
The enigmatic producer Brainwaltzera, who has released records at a rate of knots since debuting in 2016, takes a moment to survey their accomplishments. On this new remix EP we find five Brainwaltzera favourites from down the years reworked by a selection of the most vaunted names in the scene. Some of the producers go toe-to-toe with Brainwaltzera’s zany, urgent originals. Recent Whities producer JASSS’ version of ‘Ten Ton Fenix’ matches the Outdives EP jam for intensity, swelling from a frosty opening of distant synth pads and whip-crack drums into a breakbeat IDM jam that holds euphoria in one hand and introspection in the other. Of similar hue and heft is the ΠΕΡΑ ΣΤΑ ΟΡΗ flip of ‘Dropp On Gminor’.
Bogdan Raczynski - Debt EP
Cooped up in the house on a nice sunny day? Got a load of energy that you need to expend? Yeah, Bogdan Raczynski’s Debt EP will sort that out for you. Rephlex legend Bogdan Raczynski debuts on UTTU with 5 signature tracks filled with unique breakbeat chaos. The release is made up of tunes that all bear references to money and property, a prominent topic during these uncertain times and it continues the Polish-American artist's recent return to the scene following last years 'Rave 'Till You Cry' album on Disciples. Just what we needed right now and another must-have release to add to the iconic discography of the breakbeat pioneer. This one slams hard, the tempo never dropping below hyperactive rave speed at any point across its five tracks. In other hands the sonics used here would potentially be used to darker ends - there are so many times that you hear gabber-adjacent kick drums and squeaking 303s used to create imposing club beats. However, Raczynski maintains his signature sense of wackiness throughout Debt, meaning that the tracks here come with a spark and pep befitting of a release on Unknown To The Unknown.