Boltfish Recordings' Tandem series has been a worthwhile idea; combining the talents of two, usually very different, artists into an album's worth of material. 'Tandem 6' is the latest and the last release of this kind but still proves to be a fruitful listen. This time Taborshell from London is paired with Bulgarian artist Sektor.
With track titles such as 'Humans Are History' and Robot Reality' Taborshell suggests that he believes in the space future a little too much but beneath the often coarse sounds lies some smooth melodies that proves a beating heart lurks beneath the technology; indeed, his final offering - the cool glistening Man Magnificent' - is particular riveting. Meanwhile, Sektor begins like a run-of-the-mill Boards Of Canada imitator but it turns out to be just one of the strings to Plamen Marinov's bow, in which 'Kikish' impresses for its shuddering rhythms and bouncy tune and 'Ekol Iton' builds a decent space-filled atmosphere. Finally, for those undecided as to which Tandem release to try out, a boxed set now collates all six albums in one handy package.