We Actually Like…#22


Prince – Dorothy Parker

Woke up the other day with this in my head, one of Prince's oddest pieces of funk – it veers all over the place but just about manages to hold together to form one of the most eccenric micro masterpieces in a back catalogue littered with the things. He's got a new album in the pipeline, which'll probably be 90% shit with one or two breathtaking nuggets of gold thrown in for good measure. Is there a more talented, more frustrating musician to have walked the earth in the last 50 years than Prince? I doubt it. (Joe)

Arma 04

Cracking release from low-key Russian label Arma, with remixes delivered by two of the best producers of recent times, DJ Sprinkles and Vakula. Every track's great, but the stand-out for me has to be from Vakula, with a interpretation that's a lot poppier than what I've come to expect from the Ukrainian, but it's all the better for it. Lush pads and shuffling percussion take the original's dark moodiness and transform it into a peak-time, hands-in-the-air dancefloor groover. As I say though, all round superb release and definitely one to pick up. (Patrick)
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement – Black Magic Cannot Cross Water 12‘‘ [Blackest Ever Black]
‘Homes Built Over The Sea’
Originally released on cassette courtesy of Dominick Fernow’s (aka Vatican Shadow, Prurient) Hospital Productions, now to be issued on vinyl. Its field recorded sounds are derived from cassettes apparently created by Christian missionaries who mysteriously disappeared in the 80s, whilst situated in the notorious capital of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby, a crime-ridden interzone plagued by ‘raskols’ (Tok Pisin for rascal i.e. gang member)
Full of entombed, groaning tolls, drips, patters, creaks, and deathly howls of wind, it’s an arresting and miasmal morass that reflects the origin of its source material. Five minutes in it comes out of the gully with clangourous tremors which innervate all the portentous terror. Compelling doom as always from Blackest Ever Black. (Tim)

Damon Martin – Wintermute EP – Disco Bloodbath

Yup, this is the proper shit this. Bloodbath co-honcho Mr Martin turns in a proper banger in the form of Feel It. High energy pumper as a certain Mr B might say. Check this in the tunnel this weekend… Wintermute proper is peak-time ALFOS material whilst in the red corner (why would he be in the red corner Wil?!) up pops Mr Johnston with a Hardway Bros rework of said track. A stripped back, tripped-out, sideways chugger which I'd imagine will sound rather amazing on a boat on the Adriatic. Ace release. Get on this. (Wil)