Vim! – Remixconsonantthing EP {mtk120}

Artist: Vim!
Title: Remixconsonantthing EP
Catalog #: mtk120
Label: Monotonik
Release Date: 2003/10/25

It’s been a while since semi-reclusive, wholly-gifted English electronica wonk Vim! has graced us with his presence. In his absence from Monotonik, he’s remixed Machine Drum for a Merck release, had that track released on vinyl and on a Japanese mix-CD from Joseph Nothing’s label, and, we hear, eaten a lot of baked beans and sausages. So, to help celebrate the launch of his brand-new CDR, ‘A Random Collection Of Consonants’, we’re proud to release this EP, with two tracks from the CDR, and two bonus exclusive remixes of his earlier work – hence the title.

Startin off on the good foot, ‘Trivial Machine’ uses Vim’s trademark, obtuse sinewave melodies along with weird counting-down effects, pixelated explosions, and general madness. On the other hand, ‘Exists In Bad Sectors (FuzzDrop)’ is a beguiling loopy piece of ambient style, whereas ‘Could Cut Keys’, the second piece from the CDR, has washes of static, beautifully strident dischord in the leads, and a sound which still sounds like absolutely nobody else. For a coda, we get ‘1994 Gold (via Ratners)’ ordered up, all mordant and precise and hollow and just right.

So, in summary: listen to Vim!’s EP, go and buy his CDR in scrambling, insane delight (, and thank us later. And believe us rightly, you will thank us.

cover by vim!

01. Trivial Machine [MP3]
02. Exists In Bad Sectors (FuzzDrop) [MP3]
03. Could Cut Keys [MP3]
04. 1994 Gold Via Ratners [MP3]

Additional Files:
Front Cover [JPG]

Whole Release: [ZIP]


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