CDR / Ultra Urban February
Album: Ultra Urban February   Collection:A-File
Artist:CDR   Added:Mar 2024
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-05-27 Pull Date: 2024-07-29 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2
Airplays: 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Ultra
4. Jun 08, 2024: Music Casserole
Peyang 162
2. Jun 20, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Honda-San
5. Jun 06, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Game Boy Color
3. Jun 13, 2024: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Ultra
6. Jun 03, 2024: Virtually Happy
BFN

Album Review
Diego Aguilar-Canabal
Reviewed 2024-03-23
Heavy gameboy-driven drum & bass / IDM from Tokyo’s prolific breakcore auteur Tsunematsu Hikaru. Raw, stripped-down amen break samples get crammed into a compressed sonic space with sparse 8-bit synth lines, some funky keyboard melodies here and there, but mostly the amens steal the show. Crank this alongside Venetian Snares, Autechre, Doormouse, whatever you need to stay up till 4am in a smoky dungeon rave. FCC clean, all instrumental.

1. (3:28) extremely blown-out harsh amen break samples phasing in and out of rhythm, psychedelic synth and lots of stereo panning
2. (2:09)** more straightforward breakcore with blown-out kicks, fades into a short ambient outro
3. (2:34)* slick and polished nocturnal jungle, like Tangerine Dream meeting Aphex Twin at a fancy but low-key cocktail bar
4. (3:25) 4/4 acid techno, breaks take a backseat to the acid
5. (2:36)*** fast-charged breakbeats, nothing else, just the percussion
6. (3:28) early pokemon gameboy melodies, light and whimsical with just a touch of d&b
7. (2:24) more whimsical gameboy melodies with breakbeats way up in the mix
8. (4:02) subtly offset and stereo-panned breakbeats, more cerebral synth breakcore
9. (2:30) funky synth bass with subtle techno beats, a danceable bathroom break
10. (4:44) twinkly new-agey bells and chimes, mellow breakbeats
11. (2:42) funky synth with slightly more aggressive breaks
12. (2:23) nocturnal acid techno with subtle synth harmonies, an ambiguous denouement to an all-night bender

Track Listing
1. LR Vs Mono (3:28)   7. Tankenka (2:24)
2. February (2:09)   8. F 07 (4:02)
3. No Ninniku (2:34)   9. Ultra (2:30)
4. 320 Acid (3:25)   10. Peyang 162 (4:44)
5. Urban (2:36)   11. Honda-San (2:42)
6. Game Boy Color (3:28)   12. BFN (2:23)