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Ref : ÅEP05After numerous problems (Bugs, Rough carriers, Murphy’s law and Voodooattacks… ;oD). Angstrom records is proud to present you : V.L.A.D. D’Rmxs EP.Following the now classical V.L.A.D.’s "D’ ep" released on Angstrom records."D’rmxs ep" contains six re-treatments by talented french producers coming fromvery different styles and backgrounds.Domo_kun (Index/Modulo) with his effected metallic hip hop mutating tobreakneck beats breakable as the glass. A ninja with the weight of a Sumo’swrestler. Teamtendo (Institubes/Deco), ATM Cougar & Cute Groundhog from 8bit land fora raw kick ass rhythms version of “8bit bull”. If Mario bros was a fan of TractorPulling Spek (Trolls/Antibreak) with a circular track between deep warm bassline, crazyharmonics and crunchy beats. When Scorn meets Ennio Morricone Groupgris (Wwilco) for a spasmodic booty remix of “Alkaida” where big distortedbeats meet schizophrenic vocals of a crazy mini-mc. Sick and danceable. Tellemake (Angstrom) with his futuristic sound universe, in an abyssal remix full of crafty melodies and massive low-end frequencies sustained by solid deadlyhip hop. A perfect track to wait for the apocalypse. B.alone for an analog (moog/piano) and contemplative version of “Transcom t.v”,a good soundtrack for dawn and dusk..http://b.alone.free.fr/   REVIEWS http://www.angryape.com/Welcome return to the French Angstrom label from V.L.A.D after releases onlabels such as Warp (Motion Institute) and Laboratory Instinct (Emo-Droidz). Avinyl only release, D'rmxs, as you probably can tell from the title, offers up sixreworks of original V.L.A.D tracks from fellow French artists such as Domo_kun,Teamtendo, Tellemake and Groupgris amongst others.Spek add some warm deep dubby basslines and gritty electro beats to"Transcom tv carte blanche", Teamtendo serves up a quite brutal analogueassault on the "WEMISSYOUWHENYOUDON'TLIKEMUSIC" remix, which couldwell be the soundtrack to a future arcade game with its harsh relentless 8bitchopped beats.Groupgris completely deconstruct "Salkaida", which starts off sounding like afleet of androids communicating in binary language while Brian Eno composes inthe background, before well produced crunchy breaks drop in and continue theflow. B.alone stick the closest to V.L.A.D's trademark intricate warm melodies ontheir remix of "Transcom, archetype" which for its relatively short 2.55 minuteduration, adds some muted piano over sweeping ambient sounds.All in all a nice set of remixes, one which will no doubt please many electronicmusic fans, but with such a prestigious and promising artist like V.L.A.D,sometimes its best to let the original musical pieces speak for themselves. http://igloomag.com/Following V.L.A.D.’s D’ EP, Angström Records release a second 12” EP ofreworks from a range of stylistically diverse French producers.Domo_kun’s opening remix takes metallic hip-hop beats and electronicallymangles them into flowing computerised breakbeats and on to deep cracklingsub-bass tones. Teamtendo’s mutilation of “8 Bit Bull” is an intense distortedonslaught of fuzzy beats and static mayhem. In contrast, Spek’s “Transcom TV”remix with its gently undulating bass, crunchy beats and floating ambienceprovides the perfect counterbalance to the aural battering Teamtendo administer.Both Groupgris and Tellemake rework “Alkaida,” both opting for a futuristictheme, the first is full-on with electronically twisted vocals adding a slightlydemonic twist while the latter adopts a darker, more apocalyptic mechanicalapproach. Closing the EP is B.alone’s beautifully fragile piano rendition of“Transcom TV” that provides the perfect closing soundtrack to the EP.The D’Rmxs EP delivers a varied collection of remixes to suit most tastes. Thebest of the bunch are produced by Domo_kun and Groupgris respectively.However, if a noisy adrenalin rush is more your style, go for the Teamtendodeconstruction instead. The B.alone remake of “Transcom TV” also deservesspecial recognition for its stark vulnerability.Paul Lloyd http://www.textura.org/In addition to releases on Warp (Motion Institut) and Laboratory Instinct(Xiringuitos Perdido, Emo-Droidz), V.L.A.D.'s particular brand of 8-bit electronicaalso has appeared on the French label Angstrom, with his EP D' nowcomplemented by the vinyl-only D'rmxs EP. Five of the contributors' pieces aredense, loud, and claustrophobic with the sixth an anomalously placid coda. Onthe A side, Domo_Kun smothers the metallic hip-hop of “Last night VLAD's trackbreak my Mac” with a mass of voices and arcade-electro clatter, Teamtendo's“8bitbullWEMISSYOUWHENYOUDON'TLIKEMUSIC” takes V.L.A.D. for anunhinged, grinding breakcore ride, and Spek's “Transcom_tv carte blanche mix ”opens like a music box on speed before settling into a less frenetic array ofsquirrelly electronics, warm bass lines, and crunchy beats. Flip the disc over forthe throbbing, jittery electronica of Groupgris's “Salkaïda” and Tellemake'scrushing hip-hop throwdown “Tellekaïda” and then lower your heart rate withB.alone's “Transcom, archetype,” an Eno-styled moog and piano outro.Interesting? Definitely. Pleasurable? Uh-huh, if your taste leans towardsfractured, mangled arcade-electro. DE:BUGEs gab nämlich schon mal, das dürften ca. 99% unserer Leser nicht wissen,eine V.L.A.D. CD auf Angström. Die war - na was wohl? - groß. Hier kommenRemixe von Domo_kun, Teamtendo, Spek, Groupris, Tellemake und B.Alon,alles verkannte Genies, und die benehmen sich auch so. Flausiges der digitalknuffig bretternden Art. Und mit sehr viel wildem Trümmerhaufenappeal undLofitrash neben bestsortiertem digitalem Gemüseladen. Eine Platte für alle, diees lieben, wenn jedes Stück klingt als könnte man mit ihm auf eine Weltreisedurch den digitalen Alltag gehen und würde dabei zumindest eins haben: dasWissen, dass einem alle anderen erst in ein paar Jahren hinterherlaufen.bleed •••••