FIVE YEARS OF LOVING NOTES : VARIOUS ARTISTS [ Antinote ]
Format : 2LP
Condition : New
Country : France
Released : 2017
Genre : Electronic, Experimental, Techno
Zaltan's admirable Antinote label has been one of the most consistently surprising imprints of the last five years, boasting a catalogue that veers from blissful, synth-heavy Balearica and crusty modular noise, to hands-in-the-air rave madness and grouchy, experimental electronica. That on-point eclecticism is much in evidence on anniversary compilation Five Years Of Loving Notes, which boasts 14 previously unheard cuts from Antinote's growing roster of artists. Highlights are plentiful, from the slow burning Balearica of Dominique Dumont's "371", the deep space analogue weirdness of Stephane Laporte's "Timbuktu" and rush-inducing summer cheeriness of DK, to the dense tribal drums of Lueke, throbbing post-Italo drug-chug of Tolouse Low Trax and dubbed-out ambient haziness of The Simplists. In other words, it's a superb collection.