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Balaklava
Pessimist
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Mesmerising, moody-as-f**k new production from Pessimist, owning the dark blue space where icy drum’n’bass minimalism and sub-aquatic dub-techno meet. Perfect alignment of stripped, shadow-boxer drums, swooping drones and earth-shaking subs, with a thin layer of crackle and masterful use of…
Cloudy
Beneath
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Stresshead techno splackers from Beneath...grimy and rootical but at the same time his most out-there, potently psychedelic material since the Vobes 12” for Pan way back whenever it was. Paranoid and sullen they might be (mashing down Babylon is a serious business),…
The Centipede
Shiken Hanzo
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Four bullets to the head from a shōgun assassin with roots in dnb but fast evolving his own custom strain of minimalist sound-murder. ‘The Centipede’ wears its junglism lightly, but is heavy in all other respects: a kind of low-slung,…