Review: A couple of years back, DJ David Goblin (an alias of Belgian designer/DJ/producer David Coquelin) unleashed "Ork Muzik", a bizarre-but-brilliant debut that comprised two insanely action-packed DJ mixes and a couple of similarly eccentric, hard-to-pigeonhole tracks. This follow-up is similarly unhinged - think mind-mangling mutations of rave, industrial, grime, techno, trance and gabber, chopped up and reassembled in the most madcap of ways - and contains a range of collaborations and solo tracks from a wide range of similarly-minded associates. It's ridiculously hard to accurately describe and concrete info is hard to come by- aside from the involvement of Low Jack under the B-Ball Joint alias - but suffice to say it's the kind of set that inspires fear, enjoyment and laughter in equal measure. Delightfully bonkers.
Review: Tokyo-based duo Group A have been operating as outliers for many years now, self-releasing music and earning a reputation for their incendiary live shows. After catching the ear of Alessandro Adriani's mighty Mannequin label, they released a self-titled EP on the Italian imprint back in 2017, and now they're finally back to follow it up with a full-length. Being on Mannequin you should know to expect beyond the grave sonics with heavy notes of industrial and minimal wave, but Group A intersperse this with their own particular strain of sonic personality, from dismembered voices to American TV rips (on the excellent "Channel Surfing". It's an imposing listen, not to mention a captivating one.