January 12th, 2010

[proc361] nancylovesgerms - Lolita



REVIEW from Adam Crammond:

even with as chaotic and hecktic
as the holiday season is here in the States, I still
try to keep proc-records as active as possible
without it becoming to burdensome on my already
limited time.
fortunately, operating proc is nothing short of a labor
of love which allows me to be a part of something
exciting on this quickly falling netlabel scene.

now, please pay attention.
the fascinating sounds of jjoth are about to be
heard once more, although this time they are
found cased within the shell of a brand new
sub-alias called "nancylovesgerms".
While I'm unsure as to whether this alias will become his
primary name for beat-based material, it is still
a nice little addition to his already interesting catalog.

Encoded at a cbr of 8kbps, 8khz (an encoding quality from jjoth
which we have experienced on many delightful ocassions this
ep contains only one piece and has a runtime of roughly
eight minutes or so.
Even at this low low bitrate, nancylovesgerms is able
to retain an ample amount of sound.
While I wouldnt classify this track as "techno", the
beat structure and melody timing are what
one could expect from a traditional techno or house track.
However, it also does seem to have a large amount
of experimentalism running through it deeply.
Either way, genre's really aren't a concern for jjoth, and
they never have been!
a strong emphasis on sound and an even
stronger emphasis on originality is what I look forward
to the most from anything new by this subtle audio mastermind.

if you've been a fanboy of jjoth like me,
this refreshing new alias is something like a cool breeze
on a hot summer day.
I like it when people shake up the scene a little bit ;)
keep in mind, jjoth doesnt only release at proc-records.
He recently had a release on the fantastic microbit records
and also a little release on Love Torture records
back at [LTR236].

no time for reading, start downloading!!!!

[proc362] Splfk - Flypoo

+label - Proc-Records


REVIEW from Adam Crammond:

despite the fact of how shitty 2009 was, the global
good-music scene was in full effect here at proc-records
and now, as we bring 2009 to a close, what better
way to do celebrate than by releasing some
splended low bit hardcore electronica from
none other than Toledo's own soundboy, splfk!!!

This is is Splfk's debut solo release with proc-rec
and boy howdy is it a good one!!
To give a little insight to just who this fella is..
Splfk is the musical alias of Rich N., a fellow Toledo resident
(as I am too) who not only produces quality music
on a regular basis, but also manages his own
fantastic net.label Splatterfunk, which has released some
notable people, which (of course) include RedSK, another
admirable sound artist in this underground scene.
Rich's work, which shares a striking resemblance to
early hardcore jungle and IDM, is incredably bassy, intense
and brutal, although welcoming enough to
allow anyone who has a glimmer of interest
in the genre a chance to re-acquaint themselves with
it's beauty and splendor.
(I mean...let's face it, we all know electronic music is the best
and requires the most amount of skill and talent)
lol, ok...I know that came off a little cocky, but it really IS true!
electronic music has come a long way over the years, and there
is a massive scene of talented people, flexing their
musical muscles by demonstrating their abilites for free.
welcome to the underground ;)
although, Probably my main reason for being
so excited about the release
of this album is the simple fact that I can rest a little
easier knowing that there are in fact people in my hometown
who care about this scene enough to do what they love.

Now,as I mentioned before, Rich's sound has somewhat
of an oldschool flavor to it. Similar in style to
the likes of Venetians Snares, Splfk is an alias which
sucessfully fuses styles like gabber, breakcore,
ambient,and hardcore techno, not to mention a little bit
of funk jazz melodic textures (like you'll hear on Intessa) in a way
that baffles the mind with his ease of doing so.
An introduction solo ep of this caliber is paramount to any label,
be it digital or physical. It just so happens that proc
has once again been fortunate enough to be in contact
with such talented and gifted individuals like Richard.

With music this strong and deep, it is difficult to explain in
too much detail about the specifics of each track.
Instead, I would encourage everyone reading this
document right now to STOP IMMEDIATELY
and direct your attention completely to the audio being given.
The high-replay value of this album is enough to make anyone's
new year just a little brighter ;)

without a second to spare, proc-records is pleased to
announce the debut solo release of a valued member to
our audio family...
for the music lovers everywhere...this one's for you ;)