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- Re-Engineering by Heatsick
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This I reckon is Steven Warwick’s third release on PAN. I read the press release for this record and my brain turned to jelly. “Hypermodernity” “Cybernetic Poems” and so on. To me it’s like strange fucked up house music at times with some spoken word stuff occasionally appearing and also some bizarre bits like some busker doing an Oasis cover and a load of parrots sqwawking.
Acid jacker ‘Emerge’ and also the lush ‘Clear Channel’ were the immediate standout tunes on first listen. I must confess the first spin didn’t do a great deal for me but revisiting the record becomes increasingly intriguing as I slowly compute Warwick’s vision.
5/10 Chris Customer review, 9th July 2014
After witnessing Steven Warwick live a few years ago creating crazy, spastic, eminently danceable music from the ground up with a bare minimum of fairly cheap gear, I was hopeful that some of this unique energy could be translated to his latest LP for Bill Kouligas’ inimitable PAN label … and the result?
Well, it retains the wide-eyed craziness of his live performances as house, techno, disco, funk and the kitchen sink get forced through the blender, punctuated with po-faced ironic vocals and eclectic, experimental flourishes. And it sometimes works… but more often than not it begins to crumble under the weight of its own ambition. Re-Engineering sadly never proves quite clever enough to step beyond the boundaries of his often-brilliant live performances.
Not all bad… not all great either. Warwick is an intriguing talent though, and I’ll certainly be keeping a beady eye on his future output.
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