Corked 11: We Forfeit / by Timothy Carroll

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We Forfeit is Robbie Geoghegan and Chris Robertson, two men based in Madrid making mixes and living their lives. They’ve been mixing music and collecting records for donkey’s years now but have only been setting stuff to MP3 for the past twelve months, you’ll find all the mixes here.

You’ll also catch them from time to time playing out in the Spanish capital.

For this one Robbie and Chris have wandered down a more abstract and ambient path. Chris has chosen some cracking tracks from labels from across the globe and from some known more for a tougher more galvanized style, such as Power Vacuum and Frustrated Funk. "South Pacific" is taken from a Joey Beltram's Aonox album, a collection of tracks with a far milder sound than his well known punchy productions which was released last year. Chris also chose a really sweet number from Caron's excellent EP from a couple of years back as well as offering two tracks from labels based in Spain: El Gaviero Ediciones and the superb Lapsus.

Robbie has picked out a selection of old ambient records with some modern abstract experimentations. To start off is the strangely intimate musical machinations of Zoviet*France before the modulations of Severence and the rough edges of TR Kirstein & Sune T.B. Nielsen. In the middle is a favourite from Richard Devine with two selections from the excellent Chill Out or Die Vol 2 on Rising high split by the warmth of FrameWatcher on Shimmering Moods.

Robbie has reviewed a number of the records from which tracks have been selected, such as Roger 23's cracking LP on Mensch and Oubys' eerie sci-fi inspired Second Planet. The finale comes in the shape of Lexanculpt's orchestral "Anburl" from Gosub's always inspiring Isophlux.