Review: The first artist album to be released on Mumdance and Logos' Different Circles imprint is from Chevel. The Italian producer (Dario Tronchin) presents his most focused and realised vision on the Always Yours LP, serving up some textural, abrasive, industrial edged and UK influenced perspectives. A lot has changed since his early releases on labels like Stroboscopic Artefacts where he created his brand of ethereal techno. From the contorted techno of dynamic opener "The Call", to the bass heavy sludge of "Bullet" or "Arp 2600" to moments of jagged/angular IDM like "Data Recovery", Tronchin's sonic realisations prove they've certainly reached another level in his career.
Review: Since his last solo album dropped six years ago, James "Logos" Parker has spent much of his studio time collaborating with fellow Tectonic alumnus Mumdance. Fittingly, the latter makes a brief appearance on "Imperial Flood" - on the high-octane, mind-altering madness of "Zoned In" - but otherwise the album is the solo Logos set we've been craving for some time. It sees Parker saunter between moody, unsettling ambience, psychedelic electronica, spaced-out experimental soundscapes (see the clandestine "Lighthouse Dub"), and the kind of hard-to-define workouts whose hard-edged rhythmical pulse plays second fiddle to atmospheric electronics and intergalactic modular noise. In other words, it's Parker veering away from the dancefloor with impressively out-there results.