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Matthew Atkins + Harvey Sharman-Dunn
Quiet Buildings

Quiet Buildings is the result of a good old-fashioned file-sharing collaboration with each artist handing over some source sounds and then processing the other’s sounds. Minimal Resources Manipulation boss Matthew Atkins and Echolocation founder Harvey Sharman-Dunn were the sound-...view item »


Matthew Atkins
Imaginary Cartography

Imaginary Cartography is a suite of field recordings augmented with piano, cymbals and the like, subtly blended by Matthew Atkins. There are literally only 15 copies of this release in circulation, in a hand-stamped CDr edition put together by the Minimal Resource Manipulatio...view item »


Matthew Atkins
Geometric Decay

Matthew Atkins has been rummaging around at the bottom of a dusty old sonic cupboard and pulled out all manner of bits and pieces of audio detritus (or at least so it seems). The consequences of his processed and re-worked finds are presented on Geometric Decay, as a series of abstract soundscapes. On Minimal Resource M...view item »


Platform
Folded Horizon EP

Folded Horizon is a new six track EP from Platform.The collection lays out what Platform can do, which turns out to be most kinds of electronic music. Imagination is evident in the construction of these tracks, most of which, as a bonus, can be danced to! CD on the Minimal Resource Manipulation label....view item »


Lipsis
Simple Pleasures

Lipsis is the pseudonym of Matt Allcock a South East London based electronic artist working strictly in the digital domain. 'Simple Pleasures' is Allcock's third full length following two releases on Enpeg (n5MD) entitled 'Myths' (November 2006) and 'Community' (February 2008). I'm not all that familiar with Lipsis' work but from what I can gath...view item »
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Shaded Monocle
Lit By Talons

Five electroacoustic tracks constructed by Matthew Atkins with Paul May on drums, Carolyn Hume on pianos and Simon Kobayashi on guitars. This lies somewhere between the organic and synthetic with what I imagine is the results of Matthew recording the players and then creating the trac...view item »


Matthew Atkins
An Abandoned Landscape

It's always a pleasure to have something from Matthew land in my pile and this week it is a double whammy with the seventeenth and eighteenth releases on his own Minimal Resource Manipulation label. I'm struggling to decipher what the sound sources are that create 'Roadside Picnic'. Has he stuck a contact mic in his mates gob while he munche...view item »
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Matthew Atkins
Hiatus

There is also a CD by Atkins' nome de plume 'Platform out this week on his very own Minimal Resource Manipulation label that is really worth checking but due to time constraints I've opted to just review this one which is a side to his productions that we've really not heard yet. I am writing these words from home at 12:36 at night and am on a o...view item »
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Teruo + Platform
I Used To Be Scared Of The Sky

Got a couple of things in this week on the MRM label. Here's one of 'em! Not sure if it's limited to 50 or 100 but it's gonna be one of 'em as they don't make too many of these things. 'I Used To Be Scared Of The Sky' is a collaborative effort between Matt Atkins (Platform) and Simon Kobayashi (Teruo). Here the pair have teamed up to give us 4 t...view item »


Platform
Lovelorn EP

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Paul May & Platform
Flock of Scissors

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Platform
Four Elements

A touch of complex ambient electronica now with this CD EP from Minimal Resource Manipulation head honcho Matt Atkins. As Platform he works repetitive, sometimes bizarre-sounding synth melodies (giving the impression of forgetful machines stuck in infinite loops), abstract, glitchy percussion that inevitably brings the likes of Autechre to min...view item »
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Platform
Untitled 3

The talented Matt Atkins AKA Platform returns to the Norman update with a new volume of icy cerebral electronics and experimental techno. It's been christened 'Untitled 3" and from the off you've some fantastic electronic manipulation and tight future-beats to contend with. I find his stuff incredibly meditative, his music has a classic isolat...view item »
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Amaurote
Binary Code Forbidden

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Platform
Categories of Dust

We've had a few CDs in by Platform over the last year or two. And here's a brand new one called Categories Of Dust. These are normally pretty limited to 50 ish copies so they don't usually hang around for too long. It's predominantly sound art I guess. This is one 21 minute long track constructed of samples recorded from around his house using a a ...view item »


Paul May & Platform
Broken Hulk Display

Paul May + Platform arrive in my lugholes next, brandishing a bag of tools, an old drum kit made of plumbing & biscuit tins and possibly an eerie glockenspiel /theramin set up. And an echo machine. They then proceed to take all this dubious musical instrumentation into a pitch black dark shed and quietly stagger around in a meditative fashion, ...view item »


Seven Hour Germ
Document 2

A great start to the working day to get an album on Minimal Resource Manipulation from Seven Hour Germ which is Matt Atkins AKA Platform. As soon as I hit play 'ECE Tape 1' is a wicked assault on the senses with a gloriously squelchy synth oscillations filling the room. 'Tone Crunch' is a powerful percussive piece with low bottom end and ear pierci...view item »
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Platform
Untitled 2

Here is a Self titled 11 track set from Platform which includes: some highly melodious beat led experimental styled electronic that's jamming up hardrives from here to Tokyo and back. If I'd compare them to anyone it would be the outpourings of labels like Neo Ouija and it's ilk. ...view item »
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Platform
EP1

Its great to have some new material from Matt Atkins' Platform. The first track treats our ears to some proper decent crunchy beats and weeping cinematic synths and then a really sweet melody just melts me into submission. It fits in wonderfully with the mechanical beats and reminds me of Chiastic Slide period Autechre. The second tune has som...view item »


Platform
Distanced

I seem to recall writing about a CD by Platform a bit ago and thinking it was pretty cool. Well Matthew Atkins makes a welcome return with his 5 track CD 'Distanced'. It's kinda weird, mellow electronics with the emphasis on synth sounds and futuristic ones at that. Lots of tones, hisses, blips and metallic sounds create a sense of rhythm without p...view item »


Platform
Untitled 1

We have a CDr limited to 100 copies on Minimal Resource Manipulation. It's by PLATFORM who is one Matthew Atkins. This is an accomplished work of mostly downtempo electronics. The production has a real crispness to it. The percussion / rhythms are minimal and have an ice cold synthetic techno machine feel but are warmed ...view item »
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Seven Hour Germ
Document 1

This offering goes for the more academic approach of some improvised sound experiments of electronica that favours the 'musique concret' approach-sampling and distorting real (life) sounds- rather than factory preset sounds. On deeper listening a cursory glance towards the outer edges of technoid beats and fx is evident on some outros. ...view item »
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