Thursday, 5 May 2011

Review: Boddika - 2727 EP



First impressions: wow.

This is the best release I have bought in a LONG time - and not just for the music.

The physical product is brilliant, full gate folded sleeve complete with amazing artwork inside. All printed on a really weighty card with a glossy finish, really sets the product apart from the rest.

Brilliant art direction as always, keeping in like with the rest of Boddika's typeography and visual langage as previous Swamp81 releases - the end product here is really well made and complete. No corners cut.

Then theres the tunes - fantastic 4 records indeed. Tribal beats, analogue synth mastery and agressive high-hats. All on the 4x4, housey tip with triplets coming from garage influence, with techno and acid influenced melodys to accompany the big booming 808 basslines.

There are two 12" plates, both a nice, think weighty plate with deep, clear grooves cut. Again, nothing skimped on here. This is vinyl done properly.

I'm not actually going to review the music as such - mainly because I find all music reviews end up to be pseudo-artistic waffle - it was more the product I wanted to talk about - i'll let you guys check the music if you want.

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/sc/servlet/Info?Track=SWAMP011

15 comments:

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  2. Cool inside art! What I love about vinyls is they're an art piece that you can hold in your hand. I use to be a collector of old prog records, but I always wanted to buy new records. Maybe I should start sometime soon :D

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  3. *2727

    Absolutely awesome record!

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  4. theres nothing like have a physical version of music, nice

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  5. Sucks that there is such a vibrant vinyl culture over there, and over here... not so much.

    Jelly.

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  7. That is some really nice artwork in there! I don't have any vinyls but I prefer physical media..

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  8. been looking forward to it myself

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  9. ill try and upload a better shot of the inside a bit later today, the scribble really is amazing.

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  10. Looks fantastic. Really wish I had more money for vinyl. Really wish more labels put this much effort into making quality releases too.

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  11. I've seen this in a local store, it a quality design. Good eye man.

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  12. I got this a few weeks ago and it's a great EP. 2727 and Soul What are my personal favourites.

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