De Mey, Yves / Counting Trigger
Album: Counting Trigger   Collection:General
Artist:De Mey, Yves   Added:Nov 2011
Label:Sandwell District  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-04 Pull Date: 2012-02-05 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Dec 25 Dec 18
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 18, 2011: lost and found
Past To A Halt
2. Dec 11, 2011: lost and found
Particle Match

Album Review
miss piggy
Reviewed 2011-12-04
Yves De Mey - Counting Trigger
Label: Sandwell District

Sandwell District is one of the hottest labels in techno right now, and they decided to go nuts and release this stuff by Yves De Mey. De Mey is a sound designer who's never really done any techno. This is virtually all experimental music - textured noise and electronic collage. There are, however, moments of "techno" in tracks 2 & 3 with brutal thudding beats and eye-clawing electronics. And those happen to be the most interesting tracks: 2,3.

1. sci fi tones, sparse, crackles, the jingling of keys, spooky synths
2. textured noise and and ambience for the 1st half, 2nd half has a slow thudding beat with a twanging analog bass that makes it more interesting
3. long spacey intro for 1+ min, then a bass-heavy techno section layered with textured noise, goes into a twisted industrial electro-bath towards the end
4. more textured noise, electronic chaos in the middle as though a battle of electronics

Track Listing
1. Whispering Strokes   3. Particle Match
2. Past To A Halt   4. Sparkit