Various - Sounds Like Inertia (Inertia)
First compilation from the nascent talents of Inertia Records. The
range is varied, from the poolside bliss of The Mighty Strinth's "What
Is It?" to the flickering of drum and bass that graces Hefner's
"Fiendish", Sounds Like Inertia manages to suggest a continents worth
of new talent is sheltering under its umbrella. A few oddities are
chucked in for good measure like broken glass into a punch-bowl, like
Grand Nip's Psycore remix, but in the main Sounds Like Inertia seeks
to recreate and expand the edgy incidental music of the Film Noir into
full-blown epics. Its been done before, most notably by Ninja Tunes'
Amon Tobin and Journeyman but Inertia tread more carefully, Philip
Marlowe to the Ninja's Mickey Spillane.
by Rob Lowe
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