Gabriel Szatan

Actually really, really nice

Track Reviews: 17/02 – 23/02

“On his forthcoming release Debut, exuberant material spills forth, but “Turtle Lounge” plays things a little differently, setting unusual SFX against the familiar toybox melodies and crystalline synths as the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014

Track Reviews: 10/02 – 16/02

“”Nº 17 Governing” could easily be mistaken for a 2014 update of the chiming messthetics conjured up by acts like Cabaret Voltaire—or, a less antagonistic Factory Floor demo reel, full … Continue reading

February 14, 2014

Track Reviews: 27/01 – 02/02

“The track hurtles down a lane closer to late 1990s electro-techno hybrids that managed to balance hyper-sheen and rawness in tandem. The occasional suspensionless power drift breaks up the raw … Continue reading

February 2, 2014

Track Reviews: 20/01 – 26/01

“Rabble-rousing Glaswegian label LuckyMe have hardly lacked in beastly “Oh shit!” moments in recent years—but “All Night Graves”, from fellow countryman Steven Shade’s Concreté Misery, is a markedly different sort … Continue reading

January 26, 2014

Review: Pangaea

“McAuley’s mixing is fluid, using one-touch bursts of bass to denote new arrivals, employing some intermingling blends but generally delivering rightward swipes off the assembly line once tracks serve their … Continue reading

January 20, 2014

Track Reviews: 13/01 – 19/01

“Cologne whiz Damiano von Erckert’s remix ups the tempo, pointing the way to a smoky backroom where the bass tone carries an extra coat of fuzz, the discreet percussion no … Continue reading

January 19, 2014

Review: Nina Kraviz

“Kraviz invests renewed faith in her voice as a load-bearing pillar rather than mere atmospheric accoutrement, but having emerged from behind the smokescreen it appears the lustre has faded from … Continue reading

January 16, 2014