Monday, 20 February 2012


Mrs Jynx: Atlanta EP (Complex Sound Sagacity : 2012)

Mrs Jynx, aka Hannah Davidson, is a consistent producer of lush, melodic electronica and has had her music released through Mike Paradinas' highly respected label, Planet Mu, including albums ‘The Standoffish Cat’ and ‘Shark Carousel’. Having played at a few Tronic events in the past, including a night on the same bill as fellow Planet Mu artist, Frog Pocket, Mrs Jynx has really become a firm favourite with those at Tronic.

Her latest six-track release, the 'Atlanta EP’, through Complex Sound Sagacity, continues the excellent form from her previous work with crystal clear production quality, crisp beats, and her trademark hypnotic melodies. The use of vocals and sampling on tracks such as ‘Something Which Was Everything’ and the excellent ‘CWishes’, which features vocalist IAm9, provide a nice additional element to the mix and they combine well with the flowing, floating, synth sounds.

‘Bedtime Stories’ has playful, warm synth lines, reminiscent of one of the finest ambient era artists Aphex, and others such as Bochum Welt, and Kettel. While the energetic, sublime sounds of ‘Kiss Behind The Ear’ bring to mind the soundscapes of Ulrich Schnauss. There is also a remix of this track by Oxynucid, included on the EP.

Each track, however, retains a distinctive, identifiable Mrs Jynx style. During track 'Economy Pelican' that rich sound then combines with cut up hip-hop sampling rhythms to great use showing the progressive side of this talented artist.

This EP is an impressive addition to a catalogue of great work by Mrs Jynx and well worth taking a listen.

Stuart Cameron

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Kvetch - Pop and Sizzle (Free 5 Track EP) - Review

Kvetch is one of those artists that could be classed as a rare breed. Never venturing into the limelight for too long, yet always turning out some interesting and classy glitchy minimal techno and electronica.

This is the side project of Sean Gillespie also known for his work in Integra TV. Kvetch is where Sean gets to explore his love and fascination with all things jagged, off beat and bleepy. To be honest it is a pretty good fascination, for I too am partial to a good bit of glitch music when the fancy takes.

This latest offering from Kvetch takes us deeper into the realms of Kvetch exploring new boundaries, while still reinforcing his roots. Keeping the dark broodyness one expects yet also infusing a more positive vibe gives this release a refreshing slant. It has a minimal techno, hints of electro and the all important glitch influences throughout.

You can download this FREE EP right now from the widget. Enjoy and please spread this far and wide.

  Latest EP by Kvetch - Pop and Sizzle

Plum - The Seed

Electronic songstress Plum is on the verge of releasing her much anticipated new album called The Seed, and to wet your appetite you can check out her brand new video of the album's title track.

What happens when the seed of an idea is planted? If we sleep on it, will it grow beyond our control? Once a box is open can the contents ever fully be put back inside?

Check it out here

Plum - The Seed (Official Music Video) from Greg Hoyna / Pencil Rebel on Vimeo.
Going from this track it sounds like Plum has a treat in store for all when she releases her new album.