Review: RMXD is Armando 'Alpha 606' Martinez' second release on Interdimensional Transmissions and is the rather tardy follow up to 2008's Electronica Afro-Cubano. Flanked by high-profile remixers, Martinez does well to impress with "808 Trax". A linear drum track takes a ride through an inner city at night, the screeches, groans and howls of its nocturnal population kept under the surface by steely claps. Label owner BMG's take on "Armambo" is similarly inclined, this time with spacey undercurrents fusing with tight 808s. Erika's version of "We Leave Tonight" is a more understated deep techno track, while at the other end of the spectrum, Anthony Shakir turns "808 Trax" into a full-on, drum-heavy techno track that is more complex than a spaghetti junction at rush hour.
Review: From his early days in Le Car to last year's smash 'Flesh And Bone' with The Hacker, the music of Ian Clark has been making an impact for over a decade. Perspects on Interdimensional Transmissions is his strongest music to date. With his unified Peopleskills concept, Perspects shares new directions and ideas. This is demonstrated by his heavy vocal presence (sometimes in a Bryan Ferry/Brian Eno sort of way) and the incorporation of live drums into his sequenced sound, hinting at a whole new sound and approach. Available on 12 track double vinyl with lyric sheet (featuring one track exclusive to vinyl), and 13 track CD (featuring two tracks exclusive to CD).