Review: Despite first surfacing on a split release with former Kowton alias Narcossist on Mindset back in 2008, there has been just a faint murmur of activity from James 'Logos' Parker since then, but now he comes correct with a long player on Keysound that should turn a healthy amount of heads with its ostentatious mixture of found sound, celestial synth work and grimy bass acrobatics. While that might sound like a difficult mixture to fathom, when filtered through the minimalist gauze that Parker has employed as an arrangement device it comes off some truly immersive music. There are nods to video games in some of the samples that crop up, whilst all manner of audacious sounds get repositioned as rhythmic devices, but the primary focus here is on tense atmospheres lingering in a suspended animation between different forms of 21st century music. It's sci-fi music of the highest order, and as such is highly recommended.
Review: Since his last solo album dropped six years ago, James "Logos" Parker has spent much of his studio time collaborating with fellow Tectonic alumnus Mumdance. Fittingly, the latter makes a brief appearance on "Imperial Flood" - on the high-octane, mind-altering madness of "Zoned In" - but otherwise the album is the solo Logos set we've been craving for some time. It sees Parker saunter between moody, unsettling ambience, psychedelic electronica, spaced-out experimental soundscapes (see the clandestine "Lighthouse Dub"), and the kind of hard-to-define workouts whose hard-edged rhythmical pulse plays second fiddle to atmospheric electronics and intergalactic modular noise. In other words, it's Parker veering away from the dancefloor with impressively out-there results.
Review: After spending much time linking up on the likes of Keysound and Tectonic, two of the sprightliest minds in the contemporary grime-infected bass swells of the UK scene consummate their partnership with this heavyweight long player. With that unclassifiable flair that has marked out so many worthy producers in recent times, the spirits of rave, techno, dubstep and much more all equally feed into the tracks, from the Beltram-baiting heat of "Dance Energy (89 Mix)" to the nail-biting pressure of "Chaos Engine". If you want to test the temperature of where the most upfront club music is headed, then Mumdance and Logos are more than qualified to give you the lowdown.