Bookworms – Japanese Zelkova [LIES030]

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Nik Dawson, better known as Bookworms, releases the follow up to his African Rhythms single. This three song 12″ titled ‘Japanese Zelkova’ is a divergence from his last record in some sense, whereas the former was based around dusty crunched out samples and programming, this release is more focused on the man/machine element. That is not to say there aren’t pieces of his past work in there. If you let the title track play on you’ll see what we mean.

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Bookworms – Japanese Zelkova [LIES030]

Gerstaffelen – The Old Villagers [MOSDEEP017]

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Mysterious producer Gerstaffelen here debuts on Dutch label MOS Deep with The Old Villagers, a four track EP of grainy analogue house. The title track opens things up at a mid tempo house pace. It’s a dense, multi-layered track with plenty of squiggly synths, bobbling analogue basslines and radiant pads. ‘Game On Major’ is slightly more frenzied, with dusty hi hats looping over fairly frenzied synth sounds and some hints of acid are buried deep within this hazy sound world. ‘Little Green Munchkin Men’ gets even more unhinged and techno leaning with the sounds of various analogue machines all meshing together into a nebulous brew of off killer melody and curious metal hooks, before last track ‘When The Mind Stops’ brings a bit of raw old school house flavour to the table. The beats jack, some muffled vocals add an important human element and like everything on the EP the track invites you to lose your shit in the most beguiling of ways.

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Gerstaffelen – The Old Villagers [MOSDEEP017]

SCD – Correlation #1 [ROYAL019]

Once again the *Space Dimension Controller* returns from the unknown sphere to the Clone basecamp. This is the first in the new ”Correlation” series of releases by SDC. The vinyl version comes with a series of prints made by SDC himself. Five different prints, each reffering with mood and colour use to one of the tracks on this Correlation #1 release. With each record there is 1 print randomly inserted with the first pressing.

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SCD – Correlation #1 [ROYAL019]