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Domestic issue of a CD released by Plink Plonk d'n'b subsidiary Psychomat. "Kumo is Liverpool-born Jono Podmore, a multi instrumental analogue psycho who moves with ease between the titles of engineer, remixer, producer and DJ. Kumo's name is already a familiar name amongst the drum 'n' bass fraternity, following the UK release of his album entitled
(meaning thunder and lightening).
is a successfully ambitious blend of organic sound and textures, an exercise into musique concrete or 'future sound'. It gathers an impressive array of squidges, hum, and clicks with the help of analogue synths, samplers and a Theremin, whilst never straying into full on sample self abuse. Harps and traffic merge to form a melody, dark mumblings keep up the intrigue whilst the chattering of diverse machines provide a staccato rhythm."
The 2nd T-Power album, now issued in the US, licensed from S.O.U.R. on a new CA-based label. A brilliant, legitimately experimental drum 'n' bass album that turns into a pure fringe monster after extended play. "Way back in the Summer of '94 when the sound of jungle was lauded by the mainstream UK music press, ragga vocals fused with staccato rhythms was the sound of the moment. Then S.O.U.R. released 'Mutant Jazz' by T. Power vs. MK Ultra. In September of '95 T. Power delivered the album
Self Evident Truth of an Intuitive Mind
, and once again the boundaries of D'n'B were twisted and contorted into a subsonic squirrel's nest, forcibly thrusting the listener into the cerebral passenger seat. Now the time has come for the 2nd album,
, the fruits of which display a bittersweet symbiosis that plots man against machine in organic technological confusion. With no breakbeats in sight, the crispness of the drum programming shines through and enters a space previously unobtainable. Check the time signatures, moving from 3/5 into 13/14 and beyond. As the bottom end swings against the flow, the freeform snares carve a tracer-like path through the listener's consciousness."
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