Slow industrial/EBM themes on this new EP from Her Majesty’s Ship. Highlights are the vocal and dub mixes from Phantasy’s Nadia Kasaba.
Creeping in and out of earshot in a flash over a year ago (initially appearing on the duo’s SoundCloud page for an instant) was this Psychemagik remix of the French chanteuse’s ultimate Balearic moment, ‘Au Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet’. Now it gets a full release on Leng, and Yves Simon’s two-½ minute original is stretched into a dreamy, seven-minute trip. Gorgeous stuff.
Existing on the hypereal peripheries of grime, Mr Mitch and his Gobstopper label continue to flex. And this two-track EP is a superb example of coming different. ‘Human Error’ is a sloppy, drugged-up episode. ‘She Was Loved’ is like James Blake on Prozac. I like.
Rarely does one see both genuine quality and quantity. But here it is. This most generous five-tracker from Dutchman Wouter de Moor for Josh Wink's Ovum plumbs deep into the void between house and techno. 'Fluf' and 'Fluffy' are both expansive, atmospheric things, but it's the sparse, skittering 'Data Dump' which first demands attention. 'Brain Fog', though lacking a discernible kick-drum, is blissfully sophisticated. Grown-up house music. 'Muy Loco', meanwhile, rocks in a most understated fashion.