"Start Stop" CD
Genre: electronic, IDM
Sep 5 2008
The Start Stop EP is the debut release from Israel's Fava
Beats, a talented IDM duo who construct complex yet catchy
soundscapes heavy on rhythm and TB-303 squelch. "Soda" is pure AFX,
right down to the dirty, juicy acid line - its atmospheric
synthesizers reference the Richard D. James of old, but the
track's other components have more in common with his recent work.
Grittier "Is Samstag a City" is darker in a claustrophobic sort of
way, brandishing some hard beats that rank as the EP's best. Finally,
"Blood Before Breakfast" resembles a cross
between The Tuss' "Shiz Ko E" and
old-school IDM - it is the EP's most melodic and memorable moment.
Overall, this is well-executed stuff from two scene newcomers -
nothing groundbreaking, but fun nonetheless. It is nice to know that,
despite recent trends in electro and fidget house, there is still good
"intelligent" dance music coming out.
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