Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
the process by which i select records to review is based entirely on chance. just simply pick six at random from the pile sitting in the corner next to the kitchen entrance and listen to them over a period of a day or so, before applying words. but occasionally i'll pick something and then look a bit lost as i realise that this has been sitting here for a while.
kettel's 'tadley management ep' is one such record. originally released in 2001 for gods sake, this
Reviewed by ms2000 (freq.org)
This album rocks like a solid gold bastard. This is how Hardcore should be. It's dirty and brutal to the nth degree. Hellfish will have you bouncing off the walls with this corrosive sonic collage.
Hardcore Techno has it's origins in Hardcore Rave and Gabba - that wonderful amphetamines-only Dutch creation. The sound has much more of a Rap influence here though. So much for the lesson. I've heard me fair share of Hardcore Techno. It's banging and it's fast -
There's such a thin line between clever and stupid, and these guys know exactly where to draw it. Lesser goes straight for excess, not giving a good goddamn what anyone thinks about it. Each track seems ready to tear itself apart in pursuit of new ideas, making Kid606's dancehall mix of this EP's title track feel positively tranquil by comparison. banging on your eardrums with some deeply supple breaks and beats, Hellfish brings a malign spirit of intervention to his
Noise producer back for more
Flying solo this time after last year's frenzied "Constant Mutation" link-up with Producer, Essex label boss Hellfish has here assembled all the right elements for the best hardfloor drum'n'bastard stormtrooper death-disko album ever.
An ingredients list: techno-fucked, electro buggered vocals worthy of sonic terrorists V/Vm, kamikazee future-metal noise beats reminiscent of the Digital Hardcore crew, booming old-skool rap snippets and howling sirens, distorted
- DJ Diamond - Flight Muzik
- Machinedrum - Room(s)
- Pritch & Trim - Stereotype
- Tropics - Parodia Flare
- Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'
- Various - Ghettoteknitianz E.P.
- Kuedo - Severant
- Chrissy Murderbot - Women's Studies
- Boxcutter - The Dissolve
- NastyNasty - No Names
- FaltyDL - You Stand Uncertain
- Chrissy Murderbot - Bussin Down
- Boxcutter - Allele
- - Bangs & Works Vol.1
- DJ Roc - The Crack Capone
- Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
- Various - 14 Tracks From Planet Mu
- DJ Spinn - Man I Do It EP
- DJ Rashad - Itz Not Rite
- Numan - Race Against Time
- Ital Tek - Midnight Colour
- DJ Nate - Da Trak Genious
- Tropics - Soft Vision E.P.
- Mrs Jynx - Shark Carousel