yu-chi / awsts - "the original magnetic light parade" (BS019 - 2012)
This is sort of an EP but it is, as ever from Bearsuit, an excellent one. all three remixers have done sterling work. I’d buy it just for the cover art.
The first track of this odd collaboration between two acts featuring Japanese artists. Yu-chi’s “Bustle, Conflict And Me” sounds like the most demonic of marching bands.
Bearsuit Records have earned a reputation for releasing the most curious of music. they make some surprisingly enjoyable freaky tunes.
Mysterious, unnerving yet devotedly unique, ‘The Original Magnetic Light Parade’ is a skillful work that will reward an open ear.
Cataract by Gluid (Netherlands) tacks towards an entrancing mellow downbeat whose despondent mood and contemplative halo loom nearby the borderline of musical territories with garrisons by Radiohead, Blue Foundation or Future 3, while the remix of "Lost in the forest of blank sportswear" by Scottish producer Jim Child could resemble to some dozily hallucinated stuff by Mum wrapped in scorched tapes and encircled by buzzing insects
Fans of experimental leftfield indie electronica should whet their appetite, while the mainstream faction is definitely scared away.
released 17 December 2012
tracks 1, 2 & 3 produced by yu-chi
tracks 4. 5 & 6 produced by awsts, gluid, jim child & rune martinsen