Review: On their third album, Tiger & Woods have decided to flip the script a little, paying tribute to Italy's remote, rural clubs of the early 1980s. To do this, they've sampled up a wealth of material from Rome's boogie-inspired, Italo-disco era Full Time and Goodymusic labels and turned it into slow motion and mid-tempo gold. As a result, the album's eight tracks are altogether more sun-kissed and Balearic in feel than their electrofunk-inspired club jams of old, though this is no bad thing. In fact, there's an argument to suggest that "AOD" (it stands for Adult Oriented Dance apparently) is their most enjoyable and listenable album to date, with less reliance on heavyweight loop jams and more intricate musical touches. However you spin it, "AOD" is a glassy-eyed, loved up triumph.
Review: The first two Trickfinger albums on Acid Test, released in 2015 and 2017 respectively, portrayed John Fusciante as a producer more than adept at delivery raw, rowdy and mind-altering blends of acid, electro and techno. It's telling then that Fusciante's third album under the alias is being released on Acid Test's more electronica-focused sister label, Avenue 66. "She Smiles Because She Presses The Button" does contain hints of the producer's previous club-focused work - a body-popping electro groove here and there, for example - but for the most part it sees him explore more melodic, adventurous pastures that some will compare favourably to classic IDM of the 1990s, and particularly the early works of Autechre and Aphex Twin. It's a bold leap, but one that Fusciante's made with ease.