Review - Muff-ucker

Artist: Mic Mell

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Muff-ucker
Label: Nophi
Media: CD
Format: Album
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Although Mic Mell is primarily responsible for the greatness of this 12-track CD, due credit must be given to the collaborative aspect at play. Half of these tunes were created on his own, yet by calling out to the corners of Orlando's IDM scene for remixes of those tracks, Mell has crafted an album that's as much a showcase for his talents as for the fascinating personalities at play around town. Mic Mell's penchant for organic constructions results in a fractured funkiness and he's unafraid to find a groove and beat it beautifully (see "Flaggin' Traffic"), rather than scoot off all brainy-like into glitch geometry. That, he leaves to his local compatriots. R_Garcia, Machinedrum, DiVinci, La Mejor Seleccion, Colour With Sound and Cap'n Shiddy all apply their respective remix magicks to Mell's original tracks and, accordingly, "Muff-ucker" winds up a fantastically diverse collection, subtly linked by Mell's vision. Atmospheric touches dress up solid rhythm structures and the crystalline quality of it all is quite special. Very nice.

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