Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Roman Zorin (aka Flexion B, illwitch, Lost-Radio, White Absence, смерть в летнюю полночь)

Easily one of my favorite discoveries as an artist and his various monikers but also the various labels on which his music has appeared.

Both of these were released as смерть в летнюю полночь (aka death in the summer midnight) on the fine label Southern City's Lab out of Russia and I've just digested them in full - finally - on a rare day off. The first one is drum 'n' bass oriented but it's much more than that and is a stellar listen.

The second one was released some time ago and I have a digital copy but was pleasantly surprised to find they had released a physical copy on their first ever cassette release. Not sure if it's a fetish or a longing for days of old but I dig these cassettes. Picked up a couple from Sense/Net (currently my favorite netlabel out there) and have been pleasantly surprised by the tactile joy of receiving these (and, truth be told, a few bonuses as well).

Great artist in all his guises and great label(s) that deserve an attentive ear and, when possible, real support.

Releases can be found 

For an interview under the lost radio name go


(get your translate app out as it's in the Cyrillic script, aka Russian)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Salt Tank ‎– Li-Lo (Collected Salt Tank Ambient Trax) (1999)

By request. Kind of...

Forget paying stupid money for an old copy of this on CDr which will do nothing but rot over time.

In the only format you need for archiving.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Nightmares On Wax - The EXP Tapes 86–97

In case you haven't stumbled across this...

Warp veteran Nightmares On Wax has unleashed a new collection of unreleased tapes stretching from producer George Evelyn’s earliest days before the project into its late 90s heyday. 

Collectively named The NOW Experience, the releases captures a unique time in the life of Evelyn and the Leeds crew he worked with including Code Name Tee, Tozz 180, FST, Ten Ton and Thunder. 

“We all used to practice making demos in my mum’s living room from around 87. We used a 4 track cassette and a sampler and these are some of these demo tapes,” he says in a statement, explaining that many elements from the releases went on to form his early albums A Word Of Science and Smoker’s Delight.

Get them all, free, here: