Stud makes a return to Kahvi in the shape of 'Swordcore'. A curious name for what turns out to be a distinctly non-curious release by Stud. A different Stud is apparent from the previous strange-but-great releases previously featured on Kahvi.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that Stud has been DJ'ing in and around Moscow these past years and as you can see, the tracks are aimed squarely at the dance end of 'IDM'.
Some truly epic and excellent tracks can be found in this 6 tracker - Liquid Fur and Pixeltank being two of my favourites but DM17 is probably the highlight for me from this ep. Classic analogue beats put to superb bassline and pads - its an age old recipe but one that is used to such good effect in this track. Welcome home Stud in this epic ep - one that defines the Kahvi sound.
Thats a cool mix of IDM, breaks and dubstep, quite groovy
arfink wrote on 11/05/09, 2:30 pm
Not quite the way I thought it would sound, seems to be lacking the melodic qualities one would have hoped for. It seems to build up to a let down. I am curious to hear what Stud does next, because he was so close to getting it right this time.