Intriguing and intricate experimental breaks from Noria Lilt.
Brought to us by Swiss imprint Strecke records, The Insiders of the In-Between explores the more atmospheric and interpretive side of jungle music.
The word *deconstructed* comes to mind, but I am not sure if that’s quite appropriate. When applied to club music concepts, it often leaves the rhythm fragmented in favor of an exploration of sounds.
Lots of focus turns to textures, as synths and loops flourish over breaks and hardcore bass. Hazy and energetic, sometimes approaching recklessness, only to be grounded once again by intoxicating syncopation of fuzzy percussion against sharp, smacking snares.
Perhaps if we called this *deconstructed rave* it will be passable – because although Noria Lilt takes some truly experimental liberties with the genre, it never gets to the point of fragmentation beyond the groove.
Complete with remixes from Atrice and MSJY for further reinterpretation of the sounds, this record is actually much bigger than it appears. Taking into consideration the very appealing physical package as well, this one should be on your radar if not already in your headphones….
VOIA brings us this new EP with Glass Islands, a brief 3 minute journey with a very deep feeling. The project gains momentum and energy as the songs progress, with the first track drifting in ambient bliss leading to the third track with near-dancefloor rhythms and sultry vocals. Though short, it is a fantastic listen for a smokey evening or cruising around the neon nights…
Here’s a small but very interesting project from L-Rai, brought to us by Fwonk
Towards the top right hand corner of the cover lays a bright yellow star larger than ours. Around that star orbits 14 planets that, like in our own system, vary considerably. Many of these planets surfaces are unreachable, and may or may not contain life. However, one, just like Earth, is situated perfectly in a Goldilocks Zone. Therefore, a craft was able to approach and descend upon the planet and pick up recordings, images, and samples for further research.
Here is a small glimpse of the mysterious, unnamed planet coded as Del01229.