Read the Bastard!
By Alan Ranta
Turning his magic bag of tricks inside out, Felix Cartal is set to catapult himself into the upper echelon of Canadian electronic music with his sophomore album. Where his debut, Popular Music, mined the straight-up electro house vein for all it was worth, Different Faces delivers what its title would have you assume, showcasing the Vancouver producer's more diverse approach to the genre, as well as his vastly improved skills in the studio. At nearly opposite ends of the spectrum, the Mighty Ducks-referencing "Triple Deke" gets by on a raunchy lead, pounding house beat and a heavy vocal sample that merely repeats "bass" to underline the fact, while "Life Is A Sinewave" wouldn't be out of place in the more progressive Border Community catalogue. …