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Vital Weekly

's Loot (review)

Published: January 1, 2008
Tags: esc.rec.17, Press


Vital Weekly (www.vitalweekly):

Deventer’s (that is in The Netherlands) Esc Rec closes the year, or perhaps starts up with three free MP3 releases, two of which are by artists whom we know from before and a new one. […]

The final MP3 by Esc Rec (for the moment), is by slo-fi, the techno project of one Roel Meelkop, who in another life is known as Roel Meelkop, the serious composer of microsound, silence and such like. But rhythmical always had a strong interest to him. See his involvement with Goem, with Zebra and solo as slo-fi. The project that is probably the easiest to access is also the project that brought him the least fame. He has two old 12″ releases on Audio.NL, one of Antenne Records and some CDR release, and here four tracks that could have been a great 12″. But it hasn’t been. If that is a great pity is not for me to tell: I am not a DJ of any kind, so the medium in which things take shape is always of least interest to me. But I can imagine that this would sound really fine on 12″, when cut right, and that a fine DJ would spin this in front of a dancing crowd. That would in a world of justice, but there is no such world. I think slo-fi makes great dance music, even for those who hardly move their feet, like me. It’s a pity that this side of Meelkop’s career never took off and he is not ranked as important as he is in that area. Shame shame. But now you can take it for free and see what you missed.


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