Funckarma / Veil Vagranz
Album: Veil Vagranz   Collection:General
Artist:Funckarma   Added:Dec 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-03 Pull Date: 2009-07-05 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Jun 21 May 31 May 17 May 10
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 05, 2009: Crosscurrents
4. May 16, 2009: Lost and Found
2. Jun 14, 2009: The Twilight Zone
5. May 11, 2009: Emphysema For Emphasis
3. May 28, 2009: best of orangeasm part i
6. May 07, 2009: A2Z

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-04-27
Dubstep with experimental ambience from the Netherlands. Ventures to slower dub and industrial sounds as well. Lots of tracks seems to fade in the middle and then come back a little different. It's a little much all at once, but all tracks are good, so choose any really. FCC clean.

*1. Growling house-y synth over head-nodding dubstep beat. Restrained, but strong. (4:30)
*2. Like a dubstep version of Massive Attack (plus Elizabeth Fraser), complimented by busy synth ambience. 50 second buildup. (4:05)
3. Glitchy & dub-y, but there's a hip-hop beat. Beat drops out in the middle. (5:01)
4. Industrial beat builds, sometimes becomes drum & bass-like as well. Several shifts between these throughout. Quiet part in the middle. (6:09)
5. Ambience with slightly spastic dubstep beat. (4:37)
6. Poppy dubstep with male vocals. Quiet part in the middle. An Einst├╝rzende Neubauten sound in the instruments/beat. (4:35)
7. Ambience over sparse, deep, dub beat. 25 second intro. (4:25)
*8. Slowly builds with flourishes of ambience and wind instruments, then layered vocal chanting, which later gets some nice effects. Then slowly fades. No beat. (6:15)
9. Dub-y instrumental Portishead. (4:28)
10. Dub with ambience and synth that sounds inspired by a big, hairy man sobbing. (4:50)
11. 1:10 intro with guitar before beat - chill, dub-y Boards of Canada. (6:01)
12. Interesting, heavy beat with long triplets, flashes of experimental ambience like Oval or even Loscil at times. (5:10)
13. Dub with weird, super-fast fluttering/smacking sound and sorta jazzy wind samples. (4:06)
14. Confused dubstep that's both half-time and double-time, later with sounds like Ratatat's last album. (4:14)
15. Ambient intro, then dub with angel choir stuff and busy synths. Beat intensifies. (4:49)

Track Listing
1. Woodlaced   8. Darker Days
2. Kinnex   9. Kardonn
3. Magaz Stinged   10. Basszen
4. Fraid Shim   11. Vell Vagranz
5. Unwire   12. The Sound Between Us
6. Swana Deff   13. Deace
7. Ketayseam   14. The Other Dredge