Review: Anders Karlsson aka Celldod returns to the spotlight with his third studio album to date, Fragmenterade Minnen. Out through DKA Records, fast becoming a cultural hub for the darker, looser, and more explorative side of techno, the album presents 12 tracks of intellectually honest coldwave and, instead of exploiting the genre's cliches, our man Celldod applies his own mood, vision, and aesthetic to this curious form of pseudo-techno. Wacky electronic waves collide and then gel with its more rigid drum patters and dance-centric grooves, making it a perfect album for rave junkies yearning for the spaces amid the kick drums.
Review: Admittedly, there are plenty of outfits named DIN, in the left field music scene, but this Los Angeles based duo, made up of Greg And and Josie Vand, have been causing havoc on our 'out of stock' front. Each time we get a batch of music from these guys, it's gone before we know it, and it looks like this latest glitchy IDM will continue that trend! Out through DKA, Real Dirt is perfect for the sound of now, that is, a stuttery, biopic blend of minimalistic electro a'la Autechre. However, the tracks on this new LP, much like their previous work, is much more body-rocking, calling all dancers and posers to the floor, and bubbling up its wacky synths amid tough drum patterns. The heart of this magnetic album is certainly Detroit electro, but the brains reside very much in the UK glitch territory. A marvellous concoction for the new year!