Bookworms + Steve Summers – BNK007-2 [BNK007-2]

BANK Records 7 series continues with a two tracker by Steve Summers and Bookworms. Side A features a track from long time collaborators Jason Letkiewicz and Nicholas Dawson who have showcased their signature free form sound on Letkiewicz Confused House imprint. Side B is a solo cut by Bookworms. The menacing sound of this recording is reminiscent of Dawson’s work you may have heard on his Nord release, Compact Visual Nature. Classic tracks from two of BK’s finest.

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Bookworms + Steve Summers – BNK007-2 [BNK007-2]

M. Rav – Common Purpose [LIES088]

Max Ravitz has made a name for himself with his hazed dance not dance productions over these last couple of years appearing on a handful of different labels under a handful of different monikers. Here on the 15 track, ”Common Purpose” cd we get Ravitz in all of his different forms as he teams up with numerous artists from his local Brooklyn scene and beyond, serving up unheard cuts from numerous recording sessions done over the last years. Through the record we hear the producer’s versatility from tripped out downtempo vibes, to mid-paced acid, to high bpm dust burners, as Ravitz and Co. explore almost all possible avenues while in the studio. Collaborators include Huerco S., Jahiliyya Fields, NGLY, Terekke, Bookworms, Cloudface, and Josephine.

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M. Rav – Common Purpose [LIES088]

Bookworms – Xenophobe [BANK002]

Bookworms drops cut after cut on his debut album Xenophobe. This double LP delivers 7 tracks showcasing some of his best material to date, and after listening to the title track we know Xenophobe is not going to be an average 12′. U-More is a slow and steady pulse of head nodding thump, while Illusion Flip is a hazy, bass driven track hidden behind waves of noise and warm melody. On the flip side, Showering is pure techno guided by an evolving modular loop built for the floor. Nik Dawson has no boundaries when it comes to making beats.

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Bookworms – Xenophobe [BANK002]

Pulpo – Russian Torrent Versions 16 [CCCP016]

Bookworms and Max Ravitz aka Patricia team up as Pulpo and givimg you some dusty Brooklyn haze. While it may be challenging for most dancefloors, the guts and murk of these tracks are sure to get you in the proper headspace for a night sinking deep into the couch.

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Pulpo – Russian Torrent Versions 16 [CCCP016]

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]

Bookworms & Steve Summers – Confused House 1 [CH001]

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Debut release for Steve Summers’ Confused House label. The first in an ongoing series of collaborations focusing on live improvised hardware based jams comes to us from Bookworms and Steve Summers. Three raw whirlpool techno / house tracks.

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Bookworms & Steve Summers – Confused House 1 [CH001]

Bookworms – Love Triangles [LIES009.5]

Very much unclassifiable house not/ techno/ not disco debut coming from recent NYC transplant, Bookworms. Blown out sample chops, synched up drum machines with those Barney’s claps and outboard synths play throughout making these two jams more than interesting excursions into an intimate place that we just can’t place our finger on still.

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Bookworms – Love Triangles [LIES009.5]