Hot off the press, Nano's April release shares nine of the best moments from this year's Origin festival in South Africa. My suspicions that this would be an event which should not be missed have been confirmed. Bugger.
1. Eskimo - on a roll.
Predictably unoriginal, not to my taste.
2. Aphid Moon - nu groove.
Absolutely killer. Rounded off by a superb drop, driven by a teeth-gritting melody bursting at the seems. What fun.
3. Hydrophonic - above is below.
Builds nicely, but seems unsure what to do or where to go.
4. Jumanji - roll the dice (amd remix).
Nice continuous groove with well-placed interweaving squidgy sounds.
5. Tristan - cheap and meaningful.
Atmospheric. Pulsing inexorably onwards with a guitar riff which loops determinedly over and over. It just about works.
6. The Commercial Hippies - one step.
Bare and uninspired. If it wern't for the bongos it would feel more at home on a technotrance cd.
7. Protoculture - oceanic.
Ethereal, soaring melodies envelop an effortless yet unstoppable movement onwards. 'Ave it.
8. Silver Surfers - max e flow.
Nice'n'bouncy, with well-contoured phrases and a satisfyingly crunchy drop towards the end.
9. Annarchy - through my own eyes.
Slower and more care-free than the preceeding tracks. Heavy, but dainty; not dissimilar to a sumo wrestler in a tutu.