Review: At first glance, French enfant terrible Bambounou is a surprising addition to the Diskant impint - now known as just Disk. Known for his techno and house exploits on Clek Clek Boom and 50 Weapons, his knack for intricately programmed rhythms were on display even back then. It kind of figures that he'd be a good choice for the label, come to think of it now. That's certainly proven across the three tracks on the Parametr Perkusja EP, where his sound sits comfortably alongside label mates like Harmonious Thelonious and Durian Brothers. From the slo-mo esoterica of "Dernier Metro" which reaches near tribal moments, the hard hitting polyrhythmic techno of "Kosovo Hardcore" it is great to hear some original productions from him after lengthy absence.
Review: Now, this is a label we absolutely adore! Germay's Disk imprint, a sub-label of the wider Diskant brand, headed by the needlessly fascinating Durian Brothers, returns to our shelves with newcomer Sabla. If these guys have gone out to recruit, you know that you're in for something special, and the opening "Danzaguida" is nothing short of breathtaking thanks to an improbable set of sounds guided by what seems to feel like a reversed beat pattern. "Fire/Wire" is an ominous glow of subdued harmonies terrifying didgeridoo bass, while "W" shimmers its cold, penetrative techno hook with the upmost off-kilterism, and "Tohc" goes all molecular with the help of some supremely wacky sonics. Nutty and recommended, as always.