Bitbasic – Sprinkling Rainbows {mtk213}

Artist: BitBasic
Title:
Sprinkling Rainbows
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk213
Release Date:
2009/08/09


After his first release in Monotonik on 2007, the ‘Grating Rainbows’ EP, we are absolutely delighted to present a long in-development full album — ‘Sprinkling Rainbows’ from the UK resident Bitbasic, whose super-funky drill and bass attitude to jazzy electronica makes it one of our favorite label releases of the last few years.

In a similar fashion to earlier Monotonik releases like Aleksi Virta’s album, ‘Grating Rainbows’ cuts up the jazzy breaks with the electronic in entirely alluring ways, with ‘Flannel’ a great initial example of the headnodding, sometimes brain-scrambling stylings. There’s even tremendously evocative Bent-style spaced-out melodies of tracks like ‘Blueish’.

With a full album to choose from, you can yoyo easily between the super fast, funky breaks of ‘Realization’ and the sinewave bleeps of ‘Monos’, before it all ends up with an entirely unexpected, glorious funk attack, as a super-chilled cover of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ starts going terribly, terribly wrong half-way through. And it’s awesome.

Once again, thanks to Bitbasic for letting us put out this album under a Creative Commons license, and we hope you dig it and check out his site for his latest gigs, EPs, single tracks, and other goodness.


Credits:
pic by bitbasic associates!


Tracklist:
01 – Strafe
02 – Flannel
03 – Things Being Fried
04 – Blueish
05 – Zero G In Fluff
06 – Realization
07 – Make
08 – Get Me Out
09 – Monos
10 – Sprinkling Rainbows
11 – Yellowish
12 – Damaged Beyond Repair
13 – Ain’t No Sunshine

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US)


BitBasic – Grating Rainbows {mtk186}

Artist: BitBasic
Title:
Grating Rainbows
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk186
Release Date:
2007/07/01


A triumphant Monotonik debut from glitched-up UK resident BitBasic, whose ‘Grating Rainbows’ EP speeds through 8 tracks in just 18 minutes, and offers a whirlwhind tour to some deliciously cut-up drill & bass action, someone between early Squarepusher, our very own Beak, and somewhere entirely new. Hawesome.

Things start out with the loopy, surreal ‘Soap’, before the lush, hiphop-infused ‘Emaze’ wanders into view, all lyrical jazz riffs and drilled-up drums, gloriously sunny throughout. And what else? Ah, ‘Amen Break Steals The Show’ features an appearance from our favorite loop, apparently, and title track ‘Grating Rainbows’ is light, fleet, and funky as hell.

Overall, then, quite different from some of the more austere, symphonic idm Monotonik puts out, but a floatier, lightier, funkier approach for the summer makes everyone happy, not least our listeners – and we hope to hear more from the dazzling complexities of BitBasic soon.


Credits:
pic by bitbasic


Tracklist:
01 – Soap
02 – Left Here
03 – Emaze
04 – Shroom
05 – Amen Break Steals The Show
06 – Grating Rainbows
07 – Watch Less TV
08 – Rest

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)