10-20: Magent Marsh (Broken60)

themilkman on Feb 29th 2012 12:52 am

10-20: Magnet Marsh

Magnet Marsh
21 Tracks. 58mins08secs

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While CD sales continue to dwindle ever further into insignificance as MP3s and other digital formats  become more and more dominant, there has been a steady resurgence of old-style analogue formats, first with vinyls then, more recently, with the cassette tape. Whilst remaining tied up to specialist markets, these formats are providing an increasingly potent counterpoint to the all-digital revolution, and their popularity is a testament to their longevity. By definition, the cassette was always the ultimate practical music format, due in no small part to its handy size and recordable capacity, making it the first essential portable medium with the advent of the Sony Walkman in the eighties, and the first music sharing tool via mixtapes and self-released cassettes. Continue Reading »

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: Physic Or Surgery (Highpoint Lowlife)

themilkman on Sep 21st 2011 01:31 am

V/A: Physic Or Surgery

Physic Or Surgery
Highpoint Lowlife 2011
28 Tracks. 138mins42secs

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The statement is brutal: HPLL058 Physic Or Surgery – The Final Release. In these days where music has become a commodity with often very little value, the demise of a record label, especially one with such an excellent track record as that of Highpoint Lowlife, is a severe blow. Over a period of ten years, the label spearheaded by Thorsten Sideb0ard has consistently found itself at the forefront of contemporary underground electronic music in its many forms, and occasionally beyond, and provided a steady home or temporary shelter for artists as diverse as Fisk Industries, Erstlaub, Si-Cut.db, Bovaflux, , Marshall Watson, 10-20, Dalglish, Like A Stuntman and the Marcia Blaine School For Girls umbrella of projects, including The Village Orchestra and Production Unit. Continue Reading »

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10-20: 10-20 (Highpoint Lowlife)

themilkman on May 6th 2009 12:46 am

10-20: 10-20

Highpoint Lowlife 2009
08 Tracks. 50mins26secs

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Hailing from Devon, in the South West corner of England, the mysteriously named 10-20 is a music producer who has just dropped something of a bombshell with his self-titled digital-only debut album, released on London-based Highpoint Lowlife. In just eight tracks, he sketches an intense, often oppressive, universe, cut from dark soundscapes and coarse electronics which are assembled into complex patterns and applied over broken urban beats. These seem as far removed from the tranquil countryside and wild coastal nature of Devon, anchored instead in some suffocating industrial wasteland, where decay and rust are common currency. Continue Reading »

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