ItalTek, in my opinion, is not only a great producer, but also embraces the idea that free music and paid music can live side by side without great stress. In testament to that (If you don’t already know his amazing Net-Lab releases), here is the new homepage for his self-publishing label AtomRiver, featuring a free download of Lightning Fields as well as links to buy the physical and MP3 releases (below).
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ItalTek on BoomKat
ItalTek on Bleep
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I love John Cohen. His eponymous release on Net-Lab is awesome and this one is even better… I love his music so much, that I couldn’t think of a single thing to say about this release that didn’t sound massively biased (we’re in Dead Fader together) or just plain sycophantic. So instead, I pasted (below) a badly translated paragraph from a review by French musician and writer Stephane Obadia [aka Nudist with Laptop (Wrong Music) and Rob Steady (Net-Lab) – if you fancy your french, the full review is linked below.
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How to describe it; it’s like after a great cataclysm… a few scattered traces of life on the earth’s surface. And there, we try to get in touch with our loved ones. It’s very cinematic listening this music is like seeing a film in a blockbuster with lots of bass… really full… Except that you are urged to imagine behind your eyelids, behind the deluge of sound John, the Apocalypse according to Cohen, is complacent in the dark, hoping, destroying everything. It is just a magnificent universe projected by the brain of this young man of 18, the age when he recorded this disc… And I can not help but find it incredible to make a record like this at 18. I can not help but imagine that it would do him a world of good to listen to something like this:
… or offer him a home for life in a haunted southern England castle, for it saves a lot of great hymns and other large pieces of this kind. Beaches in the area where violence is always latent (sometimes it looks like a storm in the mountains), benefits for wandering ghosts on the premises of their misfortunes.
Full Review by Stephane Obadia (French Language)
The Primer compilations are an introduction to the latest ThisIsOpenMusic! releases. Each batch of new music will include a preview download PLUS some bonus tracks from other friends of Open.
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From the Skull Disco / Slaughter Mob / Ital Tek corner of the dubstep universe comes this slice of crisp sheen crafting bass. From the traditional sounds spawns a heavy sub-bass complemented by scratchy percussion and eerie effects. A familar vibe of ancient Tokyo meets the mean streets of deepest East London, as gongs clang, and bass warbles. The tone is the academic coldness of IDM and MAX/MSP explorations meets Dubstep’s driving womping animalness, perfectly captured in Growler & Bruiser. I think potentially Ireland’s future contender for a spot held long by Barry Boxcutter Lynn as Ireland’s leading dubstep talent.