We’ve now been releasing tracks from UK electronic wunderkid Vim! for, well, seven and a half years, on both .MOD and this ‘new-fangled’ .MP3. That’s quite a long time, certainly by netlabel standards. And since we started up, he’s released albums on Surgery Records, remixes on Merck and Carpark, and a host of EPs on Monotonik. So, we’re now delighted to be able to present an MP3 version of his recent, _extremely_ smart, _extremely_ limited edition CDR, ‘A Random Collection Of Consonants’, on Monotonik.
So, those who have the original, CD-quality, uhh, CD, count yourselves lucky (there still may be a few copies left at http://www.vimster.demon.co.uk/cdr/ if you want the physical artifact itself), but otherwise, cruise with us through 16 tracks of gorgeously skewed beats, continually unexpected melodies, and a wonderfully obtuse take on life.
Therefore, whether it’s the title track blasting out wonky scattershot percussion, ‘Merton Court Mash- Up’ cunningly folding jungle and yummy arpegiation, ‘A Tune Of Sorts’ absolutely jammin’ the chiptune vs breaks angle, and the crazy mush of ‘Signing On Makes My Fortnight’ turning up the bleep bass to the full. If Vim! is insistent on remaining an obscure genius, perhaps you guys could at least spread the word a little? Wethangyou.
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01 – Random Collection Of Consonants
02 – Clockworko
03 – Merton Court Mashup
04 – Quality Coats
05 – Surprisingly Up-Beat About It
06 – Ricky Babes On The Town
07 – Could Cut Keys
08 – Proxetine
09 – Audio
10 – A Tune Of Sorts
11 – abyers73
12 – 1994 Gold
13 – Trivial Machine
14 – Signing On Makes My Fortnight
15 – Ickmansworth
16 – Just To Be Serious For A Moment