imagine winter in frosted hellsinki... stalking the dirty grey snowscapes of an urban nightmare with oldschool JA dub-classics in my ears, playing on my low-battery run walkman... the rythm of reinforced concrete tombstones rammed into the hardned soil mixes with the off-beat, the foundation of new buildings... shelves for the livestock of this system, slaves of moloch, white material... the only lights are synthesized but very soon they will fade to black. this is white babylon and instead of burning, it will freeze and shatter, then melt like the rest of the horrid white world into a greygoo apocalypse.
"[...]Behind GƦΛΛΛΛϟK we find the same guy who does TOTSTELLEN, but instead of field recordings and heavily processing, he uses here his sampler to plunder all kinds of music, but mostly deconstructing - heavily - dub and reggae records. Don't expect anything traditional. Things are slowed down, EQ-ed to the max, with lots of overload. An almost noisy release at times, especially when GƦΛΛΛΛϟK isolated a single shot on the drums, or the toasting voice and stretches it out, along with some smaller blocks of the same thing as a rhythm. Quite a weird release and I am sure it wouldn't appeal to anyone who likes the genuine Jamaican stuff, but on the other hand - and I am on this side - if you like weird things done to music already out there, say roughly the edges of all sort of plunderphonics, then you might, just as I did, quite enjoy this. Strange stuff."
(vital weekly / F.d.W)
re-release on LIBERTATIA OVERSEAS TRADING is coming up.
released 01 January 2012
borrowed samples belong to the original artist