Tuesday, May 30, 2006
What a nice surprise to come across this live set by Simon Flower, hosted by the good folks at psurkit/obscure. Simon's productions as 'peak:shift' and his record label Nurture were pretty influential on my taste in music about five years ago. It was a warm, organic and lush, yet minimal sound, epitomized by son.sine's 'Upekha' which featured on Swayzak's Groovetechnology mix CD. The bass, click and gravel-crush of that track are so distinctive and timeless. The Nurture label has been on hiatus since 2002's peak:shift 12", 'bury/disinter', but by the sounds of things Mr Flower is keeping busy working on his live productions. Judging by this set, recorded at Auckland monthly 'Minim', if the label were to re-start, there'd be ample material for a slew of quality new peak:shift material.