The Duckworth-Lewis Method
"Heb Fod Allan" CDR
Genres: experimental, electronica
PO Box 88
Mold, CH7 4ZQ
Jan 6 - 12 2003
Fod Allan is the latest release on Welsh label Catchpenny Records,
and it's definitely an interesting one. The Duckworth-Lewis Method,
taking their name from a piece of cricket terminology (that's cricket
the game, not the insect), is actually Dj Komikon and 'Y
Dref'. Together, they've taken dozens of obscure samples from old
Welsh radio broadcasts and have spliced and mixed them with a number
of trippy beats and basslines.
While some tunes fall flat, quite a few are really enjoyable.
"Ar Daith/Y Lle Gore (Mics Ty Pren)," for example, is a
funky tune with a toe-tapping beat. "Taking Moel Famau (By
Strategy)," meanwhile, uses an actual musical sample, creating an
electro-classical hybrid. Pretty cool.
Though certainly not for everyone, Heb Fod Allan's
acid-drenched beats are something you may want to track down if you're
interested in beat-y electro experimental stuff. The basis for the
album's songs also adds a certain novelty appeal to those who are
interested in conceptual and found sound releases. John Peel likes it
- so shouldn't you?
12 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]