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Various Artists - Forms of Hands 12
2012 sees the twelth edition of the "Forms Of Hands" label showcase, now moving to its fourth location over the years, and as ever, it is traditionally accompanied by a compilation CD featuring all twelve performing artists in their festival running order. Same procedure as every year: all tracks are exclusive, thus this compilation may serve as an introductory peek into the Hands universe as well as it is a must-have for the label aficionados. So what's in this year's edition of the Hands encyclopaedia?
The CD starts with two festival newcomers: SATURMZLIDE, who sets the mood with an uptempo rhythm track with a nice technoid vibe, and <1979>, with a classically repetitive rhythm'n'noise track (which is the original version of the tune you find remixed by DANIEL MYER on their current album). SYNTECH present their own brand of percussive tribal noise. 13th MONKEY speed it up further with a fiercely banging piece of industrial acid techno, and S.K.E.T. call to "Reform Europe" via ostentatious sounds and stumbling beats. MONO NO AWARE does his noise turmoil over teutonic beats and brings day one to an end.
The second half of the album starts with two more festival newcomers: first up SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM, delivering a nice encore to their captivating debut full of unsettling electronica and catchy beats, and DIRTY K, who really have the knack of self-explanatory titles, and give us a "Stomping Maschine". NULLGRAD offers a basic channel-influenced techno track and 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST contribute a fierce piece of dark techstep. MS_GENTUR lets you have a painfully noisy "Contraction", and NEEDLE SHARING prove again they're back for good with the "Rave Monger" – if you can keep your limbs still to this you're positively dead (or deaf)!
So, another year, another selection shedding light on the activities of roughly one quarter of the Hands label roster, a dozen artists affiliated by attitude, yet discrete in style, and isn't that exactly the special value of a compilation album?
Limited CD Digipak
01. SATURMZLIDE – Psysurfer (click to listen)
02. <1979> - Go Back (click to listen)
03. SYNTECH - Black Rain (click to listen)
04. 13TH MONKEY - Dualcore (click to listen)
05. S.K.E.T. - Reform Europe! (click to listen)
06. MONO NO AWARE - Doosa Hoshoo (click to listen)
07. SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM - Vatna (click to listen)
08. DIRTY K - Stomping Maschine (click to listen)
09. NULLGRAD - Fenster in eine Andere Welt (click to listen)
10. 16PAD NOISE TERRORIST - 2012 (click to listen)
11. MS_GENTUR - Contraction (click to listen)
12. NEEDLE SHARING - Rave Monger (click to listen)
Please note: this item is limited edition, so we cannot guarantee being able to source it. However, we will make all reasonable endeavours to do so.
14th May 2012
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