Fourth Dimension Titles (JFK + Richard Youngs)
Richard Youngs - This Is Not A Lament
"Double CD of solo and collaborative tracks. The guests are Alasdair Roberts, Donald WG LIndsay, Neil Campbell, Sybren Renema, Alastair Galbraith, Reg Norris, Mick Elborado, Norifumi Shimogawa, Oren Ambarchi and Simon Wickham-Smith; all with very personal approaches to a rather loose notion of pibroch, the extended piping form associated with the Scottish Highlands."
JFK - Weapon Design
"The very latest from Ramleh's Anthony Di Franco, whose long-running solo JFK project has been dedicated to the kind of concrete-mixed rhythmic pummel countless others would almost kill for since the cassette network culture of the 1980s. It's an immersive sound that, naturally, shares a little common ground with Ramleh yet emphasizes the monstrous chasms that can be drawn from a sturdy combo of bass-churn and galvanized beats. Whilst the labyrinthine textures beamed in from steelworks remain very much suggestive of a charred psychedelia twisted way beyond any stupid hippie dream, JFK's work remains hewn with a distinctive edge at once uncompromising and agile enough to pull you in without the slightest hint of a protest. Music perfect for the age always hinted at when younger by pessimistic sci-fi films that we sometimes appear to be living in... Eight devastating tracks mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, London."