Saturday, January 27, 2007

For the Heads

Now lets face it, most of us spend more time than is really healthy browsing through racks of vinyl or searching the web for more fine sounds to pleasure our ears. But even amongst the constant barrage of hyped releases there are always some that seem to be granted that that extra ounce of praise leaving the would be purchaser with high levels of anticipation. The hype surrounding Convextion's eponymously-titled album on Down Low is one such example of this and the limited vinyl release including the even more limited coloured vinyl format only serves to raise expectations still further. But in these times of large amounts of quality and varied releases every week does anything ever really live up to the hype? In my opinion, the answer is 'rarely' because a single record is unlikely to change your life as certain reviewers would have you believe. Does this mean we shouldn't get excited about new releases and not bother heading down to the shops to buy them? Of course not as it's always a joy to add to an ever-expanding record collection. So as you all start to lose interest in my waffle and wonder where I'm going with this (I'm wondering this myself too!) I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is a good album that obviously has influences from many of Detroit's forefathers as well as Europe's elder statesmen such as Basic Channel and Aphex Twin (when he's not in clanking dustbin lid territory) but it's not really that much more special than others in its field. The price in the stores is a little high but still well worth splashing out those pennies on so here's one of my faves to give you a taster of what's in store should you decide to start the hunt for one of the elusive copies yourself.

Convextion - Astrum // Down Low Records

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whats on with your uploads. are any of them working?

pleease reupload the LCD remix again

Hello? Did you even read the post? We were told to remove it.
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