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tom lea
13-12-2008, 01:26 PM
really should be a thread on these guys, given their recent output. since the zomby album there's been lukid's foma and actress's hazyville- both amazing, and both just nonchalantly released without really bothering about press. considering the disrupt album came out on vinyl this year too, that's four great lps from them this year. what other label can say that?

really feeling the lukid in particular. i've only got an unmastered version, but even in that form it sounds brilliant. proper squashed, bottom-heavy hip-hop. his bootleg of 'nude' (http://www.moodmat.com/?p=725) and fact podcast (http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1477&Itemid=28) are great too. there's some connection with actress and hyperdub, but i can't remember the details.

[edit: to be fair, warp can probably say that- gang gang dance, flylo, autechre, pivot. some mentals thought the squarepusher was good too.]

childrentalking
13-12-2008, 03:05 PM
i think him & actress did that 'thriller' 12" earlier in the year too. dunno if it was a side each or a collboration. whatever, it's ok.

i like the actress album. nice half-arsed feel to it, random sequencing (the opening track is... not much of an opener), feels like a sketchbook of ideas more than anything.

tom lea
13-12-2008, 03:37 PM
yeah, i remember reading about some other recent lukid bootleg but i didnt know what it was. nice one.

BareBones
13-12-2008, 11:26 PM
well looking forward to the night at the amersham next week with kode9 / lukid. i really liked lukid's "onandon", i hadn't actually realised he'd realised another album... i will investigate

po1ntman
14-12-2008, 02:26 PM
I've bought all three albums released to date and must admit they're all really good.

Looking forward to the new Lukid album. At the moment I'd buy anything released on Werk. Top, top label.

Easy

po1ntman

Blackdown
14-12-2008, 03:56 PM
The Lukid album reminds me of Reflection "The Errornormous World" (http://www.discogs.com/release/5328) but with more Flylo-d drums, anyone else hear comparison that too?

mms
14-12-2008, 04:45 PM
The Lukid album reminds me of Reflection "The Errornormous World" (http://www.discogs.com/release/5328) but with more Flylo-d drums, anyone else hear comparison that too?

blast from the past that album, i've got the two singles from t but i got rid of the album , i thought the lukid record was more trip hop than i'd ever want to hear again really to be honest.

michael
14-12-2008, 08:06 PM
The Lukid album reminds me of Reflection "The Errornormous World" (http://www.discogs.com/release/5328) but with more Flylo-d drums, anyone else hear comparison that too?
Nah, that Reflection album is way stranger... and quite a different sound palette, I reckon. I find it almost unlistenable in places, but have kept it all these years just because it is so distinctive and odd.

Lukid's alright - I picked up 'Onandon' in a frenzy of buying up this kind of stuff and thrashed it for a bit but have no interest in listening to it again. Coincidentally picked up Reflection's new album at about the same time.

My favourite track Lukid's done is with Take, who I think is much more interesting:

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Tried Actress, didn't really get it.

tom lea
14-12-2008, 09:25 PM
i thought the lukid record was more trip hop than i'd ever want to hear again really to be honest.
i like the bug's take- that trip hop's interesting now cuz these guys are actually fucking trippy.

mms
14-12-2008, 10:35 PM
i like the bug's take- that trip hop's interesting now cuz these guys are actually fucking trippy.

not this guy though, not for me anyway, someone like flylo, rustie, zomby, lone yes, but this coulda come out on mowax in the 90s.
It's a good thing that instrumental hip hop has become genuinely tripped out in places, wish it could reflect back onto the mainstream and add some more versatility and imagination to what mcs do.

I'm wondering if obama and a black president will have an effect on mcs verses, whether mc's will recognise anything bigger than just grindin.

tom lea
14-12-2008, 11:10 PM
not this guy though, not for me anyway, someone like flylo, rustie, zomby, lone yes, but this coulda come out on mowax in the 90s.
it's funny, cuz i was saying that about lone the other day. different strokes i guess.

mike slott is smashing it too. that 7" that just came out, some of the stuff that's been on radio 1 and his myspace. those 2 heralds of change eps that got repressed are killer. i can only see him getting better.

mms
14-12-2008, 11:34 PM
it's funny, cuz i was saying that about lone the other day. different strokes i guess.

mike slott is smashing it too. that 7" that just came out, some of the stuff that's been on radio 1 and his myspace. those 2 heralds of change eps that got repressed are killer. i can only see him getting better.

yeah he's good too, lone is more synthy, he's got that boards of canada charge but more skunked out.

man and machine
15-12-2008, 11:13 AM
yeah, mike slott, heralds of change, the boy's on it. hudmo's last excursion on that 7X7 7" series was pretty sick too. and his Ooops! EP is just too much!


yeah he's good too, lone is more synthy, he's got that boards of canada charge but more skunked out.

bit disappointed with the lone album tbh. if he cut the album to around 12/13 tracks i think it would have been much better. and he sounds a bit too much like BoC

po1ntman
15-12-2008, 01:28 PM
The Lukid album reminds me of Reflection "The Errornormous World" (http://www.discogs.com/release/5328) but with more Flylo-d drums, anyone else hear comparison that too?

I have the Refelction album on CD but haven't listened to it for years. I whack it in my ipod now, cheers for the heads up. I used to buy everything on Clear back in the day too. Released some great stuff. The Herbert and Plaid releases were particularly good. Oh and Jake Slazenger.

Easy

po1ntman

michael
15-12-2008, 06:46 PM
and he sounds a bit too much like BoC

Heh, it's all relative (http://www.virb.com/tycho)

mms
15-12-2008, 06:49 PM
Heh, it's all relative (http://www.virb.com/tycho)

oh jesus yes i've heard that guy.

nochexxx
26-12-2008, 02:30 PM
actress's new track on his myspace 'point and gaze' is well sick.

childrentalking
30-12-2008, 01:38 PM
halfway through the new lukid album... it's certainly much better than his first one

tom lea
05-01-2009, 02:13 AM
there's this new cloaks ep they've put out too. i listened to them for the first time tonight- just the bits on their myspace, but you can't judge it at that quality. i'm holding out hope that the actual vinyl will sound like rave skullflower or something.

Viral Radio
11-01-2009, 09:23 PM
Lukid played very well in Amsterdam, although most people did not like his lack of DJ-skills - his selection was great. Mike Slott absolutely killed the Bimhuis last year, one of my favourite producers of the moment.

nochexxx
11-01-2009, 09:37 PM
Lukid played very well in Amsterdam, although most people did not like his lack of DJ-skills .


are you saying the crowd was disappointed because of an overall lack of performance? was he just selecting records?

Rekordah
11-01-2009, 11:00 PM
Lukid played very well in Amsterdam, although most people did not like his lack of DJ-skills - his selection was great. Mike Slott absolutely killed the Bimhuis last year, one of my favourite producers of the moment.

Yeah Mike Slott was phenomenal when we had him play in Bristol last year, easily the best moment of my 2008.

Lukid normally plays live right?

Algierstwin
12-01-2009, 11:00 AM
I've enjoyed all the Lukid mixes I've heard. . builds the sets very nicely,

but def more about the selection than the mixing.

check his FACT Magazine mix to see what I mean.

nochexxx
28-01-2009, 10:36 AM
a bit late i know but at the minute i'm loving the disrupt record.

childrentalking
05-02-2009, 05:31 PM
the new Thriller is up on Boomkat. liking the sound of side B which is obviously by Actress.

drilla
30-07-2009, 02:47 PM
"I was fifteen. I didn't really understand the concept of playing live, and I'm seeing these guys get up in front of computers, and synths, and I couldn't comprehend it. I remember seeing a documentary on Shy FX around about the time that 'Original Nuttah' was coming out, and they showed the whole process of making the track, and getting Apache Indian in, and touring it round all the back-ends of the UK, like Wolverhampton [where Cunningham is originally from] and stuff. And I'm like 'oh, so there are programs for this'…and I just caught the bug from there."

Just reading the FACT interview with Actress and this came up... can anyone put me onto this documentary he's talking about? I'm super interested in any info about oldschool production techniques, it seems like a history in danger of being lost unless you were there, and since i was about 7 at the time, no dice... there was a pretty good think on photek and source direct that showed some of SD's cubase screen that was sort of what I'm looking for, but the more in depth and complete the better. NO SECRETS, preserve the history.

alex
30-07-2009, 03:01 PM
really enjoyed the article on the fact website tom.

wise
30-07-2009, 04:15 PM
"I was fifteen. I didn't really understand the concept of playing live, and I'm seeing these guys get up in front of computers, and synths, and I couldn't comprehend it. I remember seeing a documentary on Shy FX around about the time that 'Original Nuttah' was coming out, and they showed the whole process of making the track, and getting Apache Indian in, and touring it round all the back-ends of the UK, like Wolverhampton [where Cunningham is originally from] and stuff. And I'm like 'oh, so there are programs for this'…and I just caught the bug from there."

Just reading the FACT interview with Actress and this came up... can anyone put me onto this documentary he's talking about? I'm super interested in any info about oldschool production techniques, it seems like a history in danger of being lost unless you were there, and since i was about 7 at the time, no dice... there was a pretty good think on photek and source direct that showed some of SD's cubase screen that was sort of what I'm looking for, but the more in depth and complete the better. NO SECRETS, preserve the history.

I remember watching this at the time, don't think it was hugely in depth on production techniques. As I recall t was a documentary about jungle with a bit about Shy FX in it, think it was on the BBC.

tom lea
30-07-2009, 04:16 PM
really enjoyed the article on the fact website tom.

the actress one? thanks man. it was a while in the making but im chuffed with how it came out.

alex
30-07-2009, 04:23 PM
yea that is the one, really nice interview, especially his comments about the techno scene in general, talking about May & Saunderson...

What are everyones thoughts on Loop Techno?

Joey Joe-Joe Jr. Shabadoo
30-07-2009, 10:26 PM
I'm wondering if obama and a black president will have an effect on mcs verses, whether mc's will recognise anything bigger than just grindin.

"conscious"?

bloody hope not