Bogdan Raczynski is an old name to many in the realms of “intelligent dance music” after his first release in ’99 under the wing of Aphex Twin’s Richard D James’ Reflex Records. Since his first release, he has rarely changed his form: creating heavy laden beats flooded with strained and strange vocals, often reminiscent of early Aphex Twin or Squarepusher.
Brass Band has always held a stereotype of Northern village halls, red face Tubas, and cliché fanfares. I would like everyone to realize that this really is not the case. There are a few composers screwing up the system, and Simon Dobson is one of these vigilantes.
The Photobooth app on Macs has provided hours of inane tooling around for most people and resulted in countless stretched and distorted images that only their makers find entertaining, but Brooklyn artist Mark Pernice has translated a wonky webcam image of himself into a terrifying 3D mask. Reminds me of Aphex Twin.