Review: Living legend Phew follows up her brilliant Light Sleep album with another masterwork entitled Voice Hardcore, for New York City based Mesh Key. Phew's career began in the 70s when she fronted Osaka punk group Aunt Sally - who released one album on Vanity Records in 1979. Ryuichi Sakamoto produced Phew's first solo release in 1980, and in 1981 Pass Records issued her debut LP: a classic featuring Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit of Can, with Conny Plank. She's since collaborated with members of DAF, Einsturzende Neubauten, Boredoms and more. Comprised entirely of her iconic, instantly recognizable voice, it is twisted, folded and layered over six mesmerizing tracks.
Dynamo Dreesen & Porn Sword Tobacco - "Wormhole" (5:15)
TVA - "Crackled Crossed Lines" (4:16)
Telephones - "Pok-A-Tok" (Sundown mix) (6:03)
Review: Dynamo Dreesen's ACIDO imprint could not be functional without these sporadic mini-compilations from his co-workers and compatriots. The Berlin imprint, still waving the flag up high in the name of GOOD electronic music, returns with the third helping of My House Is Not Your House, a series showcasing the imprint's well-known talents and less established new entries, in what is always an indirect 'house' coating. PG Sounds kicks off with an intricate percussion pattern called "Acid", while newcomer TVA slaps down a fine drum groove surrounded by all sorts of quirky melodies, and there are plenty more deviations from the likes of Chance Encounter, Roadworker, or Arrrgh. Even Dreesen himself appears, alongside port Sword Tobacco, along with Fett-Burger's Telephones moniker. Unmissable, as per usual.