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Icky Sticky - Fractals


Band / Artist: Icky Sticky
Year: 2012
Genre: Jungle, Drum & Bass, Electro, Dubtronics

My Review:
An album of somewhat atypical jungle coming from a gentleman in the UK. Here's his myspace page.

http://www.myspace.com/imacsm

He is a crew member of the Amen-tal label. They specialize in Breakcore, Drum & Bass, and other types of fast electronica. Here's their site to explore if you'd like.

http://www.amen-tal.co.uk

I wish there was a little more to say about the guy, but I couldn't find much else. So here's what I have to say about the album itself. It reminds me of Luke Vibert (especially as Plug), or Source Direct. There could have been a little more to it here or there, but I ended up listening to it a few times in a row because of its sound. There are ethereal, dubby, jazzy, and sometimes droney soundscapes layered into jungle beats of varying complexity and depth, sometimes bending into Amen Breaks and Breakcore flares. The tracks can be pretty long, and sometimes offer very slowly changing sounds, which can leave you wanting, depending on how your tastes for techno are.

Hope you enjoy it.

Icky Sticky - Fractals