Artist: Complex Routine
BOLT010: Darning My Socks e.p.
Release date: 26th November 2004
CD and Digital
Complex Routine's first release on Boltfish Recordings.
THIS RELEASE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM THE BOLTFISH CATALOGUE ON CD. HOWEVER, YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE IT VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM A RANGE OF ONLINE RETAILERS.
tracks © Sveto Music/Boltfish Recordings 2004
Igloomag - 12/02/05
(Part of a review combo/feature)
"On this classical Skam-infested beat monger, we're introduced to the cyclical effects of rhythmic ambiences and old-school techno appeals (as noted on the opener, "The End of a Dream"). Elsewhere you'll find church anthems ringing around door-bell chimes and regurgitated digital flux. Don't take this the wrong way, however, Complex Routine is well versed in being able to reveal complex programming next to swift if not classical progressions ("Leave Me with my Song" and "Darning my Socks (No One Comes Near)," for example). On "Delayed Truth," the closing track, Complex Routine opens the flood-gates and arranges a wash of ambiences next to stuttering beat work and eerie rhythms --simply mind-bending. " Read the whole review/feature
Tesselate - 03/12/04
"Complex Routine has created pure quality. Four tracks of adventure soundscapes, crammed to the brain with so much goodness and energy giving magic, that you can't not love it. "The end of a dream" is amazing enough to warrant the release itself.
Awesome stuff." Read the whole review
Electronic Desert - 05/11/04
"This is a beautifully produced four-track EP with as many beautiful tracks. Aptly building his tracks from the ground up, adding element after element and thereby creating a complex routine that is thoroughly enjoyable listening to. Not being lost in the beats’ department either the forward movement of all the tracks is clearly defined.
The favourite track on this EP is probably "Darning My Socks (No One Comes Near)" with its brilliant programmed beats, quirky and slightly jazzy melody fused with a bass-filled and warm atmosphere.
Continuing the furious release tempo associated with digitally based labels Complex Routine’s contribution "Darning My Socks EP" ensures that the high standard set by Boltfish is adhered to. Once again my compliments goes out to Boltfish and their associated artists." Read the whole review
Untitledmusic - 15/10/04
"Thailand-based Sveto has recorded once before on Boltfish as ‘Sveto the Fool’ on the ‘Region Zero’ LP from a few months back but this is his first full release. The opening track ‘The End Of A Dream’ opens with moody chimes and a music hall piano followed by chunky beats that sound like they’re going to break into a drum and bass refrain but never quite get there. Layers of strings and various electronic beeps, pops and whizzes are added as the mood builds to a gratifying conclusion. ‘Leave Me With My Song’ is a more clicky affair with a sweet souful melody and echoed percussion and beats, it sounds like music made in a giant industrial warehouse. ‘Darning My Socks (No One Comes Near)’ follows the same formula as the previous track, with more clicky percussion and a double bass and a digitized trumpet, it has a bit of a scary break in the middle but on the whole is very chilled. As is ‘Delayed Truth’ which is more of the same mellow clickyness but with a trippy twist."