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Runtime: 23'20''

«Polish kid Adrian Kowalczewski (cover photo, black suit) aka Ad.R sent us a nifty little EP a while ago called 'Short Dance Songs'. It took some time to get everything ready for the release but, alas, here it is!
This EP is a nice little surprise, as it covers a lot of electronica's ground in just over 23 minutes. Inside, you will find nicely crafted old school IDM, some breakbeat, some 8bit stuff, some experimental IDM and a little whim of Glitch. Although most people that were big fans of electronica back in the days won't stand IDM in regular doses anymore - so many good stuff to listen to, so little time... - this small dose of really good IDM will take them in a small trip into nostalgialand.
'Out Moon (Of)' sounds like it got taken right off M3rck's or Neo Ouija's catalogue. 'Short Movie Song' and 'Short Vocal Song (parts 1 + 2) would fit perfectly into some of the late 90's Squarepusher records. A really great listen for old school electronica fans.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Short Guitar Song ................................................................... pt us
  [1'53'' • 3,41Mb • VBR]
02 • Out Moon (Of) .......................................................................... pt us
  [4'04'' • 7,08Mb • VBR]
03 • Short Movie Song ..................................................................... pt us
  [2'37'' • 4,11Mb • VBR]
04 • Too Short 8 Bit Love Song ........................................................ pt us
[2'38'' • 3,81Mb • VBR]
05 • Short Dance Song With Glitch Surprise .................................. pt us
  [2'49'' • 4,92Mb • VBR]
06 • Rozliczenie .............................................................................. pt us
  [4'52'' • 7,62Mb • VBR]
07 • Short Vocal Song (parts 1 + 2) .................................................. pt us
  [4'28'' • 7,01Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 4,39Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 42,2Mb]

Reviews:

«The collection of “short” pieces on Adrian Kowalczewski’s seven-song EP Short Dance Songs aren’t all danceable — except in the “intelligent dance music” sense of the word: jittery, blurpy figments of digital pop that mess with beats as they go but have a syrupy, sweet, yet engaging sentimentality to them. They range through a series of 21st-century variations, including “Short Movie Song”, which is moody and understated, and “Short Vocal Song (parts 1 + 2)”, which works in vocoded bits of android yammering. The highlight is likely “Too Short 8 Bit Love Song”, which is more blippy than blurpy, more emotionally remote than the remainder, like a soundtrack to your life, if your life were an old arcade game. Get the full set as the estimable netlabel Test Tube (...)»
- Marc Weidenbaum [Disquiet] / July 17, 2008

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