After trips out with Kerri Chandler's Madtech, not to mention the shimmering 'Barcelona', incongruously released on Skint, Seb Wildblood uses his own south London-based imprint Church, which he runs with fellow producer Apes, for this latest EP. And reverence is very much the name of the game. 'Hunney' pays its dues to the great Larry Heard, with mournful chords and a deep sense of soul, while Edmondson submits a deceptively emotive remix. Aptly entitled 'Warm' is languid and luscious, laced with atmospherics, featuring a textured, arp-heavy version from Apes.
The latest release on Powell’s Diagonal label comes from Dominic Butler from Factory Floor and Richard Smith, the producer behind L/F/D/M. It’s no surprise that the three-tracker explores the gnarled, industrial side of techno. 'Acetone' is a heads-down acid pulser and 'Glass Tooth' is based on the kind of scratchy drums and unpredictable bursts of noise that label owner Powell is known for. Neither can compare however, to 'Tapeworm', a distorted, pummelling rhythm that drones and stomps malevolently as the duo tweak the frequencies beyond the point of agony.
The Brooklyn-based disco/electro crew are back with new remix versions of key tracks from their ‘Midnight Creepers’ album of last year. Session Victim emerge with a skewed version of ‘Same Way I Feel’, twisting in a curious mix of new wave, house and broken beats, whilst Hugh Mane nods back to Marshall Jefferson with a proto-house mix. The highlights are remixes from Blasé and Bell Towers, with an inspired Italo-style disco fix.
Here's a re-issue you really can't be without. These two Italo slammers, from International Feel's very own Mark Barrott, sell for genuinely daft money on Discogs, so miss it and miss out.