Endless Flight Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Portland producer Strategy continues with his strategy of making house music free of any decedent high-fidelity trappings. The four tracks of Tuff Life just get straight to the gritty heart of the business, locking down the drum machine thud and acidic synth-bass and making movements happen. Lo-fi all the way! 12” vinyl release on Endless Flight.
Nothing like a bit of floating, glitched-out IDM to remind you that life is, contrary to the fact, rather beautiful. Gonno's new record squelches and scrambles with its effects, introducing them over flittering beats and allowing rustic pockets of ambience to remain as a constant. It's fast moving but there's plenty of beauty to immerse yourself in, like Baths working at his usual hyper-speedy panorama.
This is not a record about Martin Lawrence in the 2001 smash-hit comedy the Black Knight. No, it is about the primal feeling of wandering through a dark night, a feeling that is alone in its kind - which is why the record is available only on pitch black vinyl. Optimo’s sampler includes two piecies of rock and two of house.