V/A Komposi 003
By Marcus Pan
Oh what fun I thought when this one kicked
in. With a band named Amish Rake Fight, and a song called Artist With a
Thompson, and a high-brow jazz/drum n bass ensemble that blew my
doors off with its speed and interesting brilliance, use of Orleans style horns
and speed laced rhythm. Komposi 003 is the third various artists relase
by Positron! Records. One of its claims to fame is the debut of The Things
You Do by Graphic, side project of 16 Volts Eric Powell. Positron!
claims to release music by eccentric artists. I like that ideal.
Milfishs Shame slows things down as it crawls
in like a caterpillar dance, static laced and multi-legged. Next comes Bounte
with Going Nowhere. Circular in motion, very electro and uplifting with
brilliant female vocals that hold you close so you dont leave
hence, Im guessing, the tracks name.
Quartz Clocks subdued style and step format is
well done and seems to pulse with life. Created by Micronaut, aka Chris Randall
of Sister Machine Gun. The first real vocal work other than the elusive lady
from Going Nowhere appears in Chris Randalls Be There
Tonight, a loping jazz like tune with a shuffle step and a gritty guitar.
I found s.sturgis Euphondisson (remixed by
Chris Randall) a bit hum drum, but certainly not bad. Moving on to
Atomicas Airways we are met by another woman who slowly walks
along with us in the orchestra-like arrangements of the song. A very slow
moving drumset keeps time with rising strings as we step. Aizomes
Terminal gets a bit misty and cant hold my interest as well as
some of the previous work. Sink by Sister Machine Gun closes the
Kompose 003 compilation brilliantly.
Overall Komposi 003 is a fine release, with its
strongest tracks mostly stacked in front. Amish Rake Fight, Milfish and Bounte
wow me with style, panache and interesting arrangement. Sister Machine Gun
slams closed Komposi 003 with the same energy Amish Rake Fight opened it
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