1/2 Mechanism 1/2 Organism
(Spectrometers) 10-inch $16.00
Six tracks of minimal synth from Paris sur la France that are equal parts vintage and cosmic electronic. To paraphrase X-mist, imagine if the Young Marble Giants had co-opted Suicide’s haunting atmosphere and the doomy, industrial attitude of Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2010.
Dead Soul Music
(Decasian - DR001) LP $16.00
Dead Soul Music was one of minimal electronics’ highlights of 2008, just as this French group’s 1/2 Organism 1/2 Organism is on the fast track to becoming one of 2010’s best, especially if your idea of excellence encompasses the blending of detached, understated electronics with psychedelic music. The Spectrometers’ haunted electronica reimagines the Westworld soundtrack performed by an amalgamation of Throbbing Gristle, Joe Meek, the BBC workshop, and Silver Apples.