Thursday, June 6, 2013
That title's a real mouthful, huh?
The Pretension All-Stars are Bass Kittens (Jon Drukman), Volum (Jean-Paul Bondy) and Jeff Taylor.
The Inevitable Consequence of Complex Chemistry is a rocking Acid Electro track filled with rolling 303s, tricked out drum edits, and analog synthesizers hacking and bleeping around every twist and turn. The All-Stars also offer a remix of the track, a stripped-down funky version of the original, still loaded with 303 and spaced-out analog synthesis.
Carl A Finlow (Silicon Scally, Voice Stealer) offers a remix with the storming machine-funk and psychedelic Electro madness for which he is well-known. Code Rising rounds out the release with a gloriously glitched-up Electro-Bass monster. All four tunes are ready to rock any dancefloor.
Change of pace for Mr. Kittens as he takes us on a dark downtempo trip. IDM, dub, experimental synth washes, drones, ambience - it's all in there. One for dark rooms and late nights.
Read full review of A World Without Zinc - BASS KITTENS on Boomkat.com ©
Friday, March 4, 2011
Late one night in the Pretension Studio, after too much red wine, Bass Kittens fell asleep. Just slumped right over on the synthesizer keyboard. He had a crazy dream in which he was transported back to an illegal warehouse party in 1992, but in possession of a laptop full of all the production software he loved from the 21st Century. Upon awakening, he found three mysterious new files on his hard drive.
They sounded like the breaks-and-sample-heavy music from his drug obsessed youth, but with a modern spin. "Hoovers!" he exclaimed. "Stabs! Chipmunk Vocals! Tricky edits! It's all HERE!" Clearly there was only one thing to do with this time warp-bestowed bounty - send it on over to his pals at Addictech and let the entire world share the insane rush of the ECSTASY FLASHBACK.
Thursday, May 13, 2010