Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)
A prime exponent of the Korn-step style, 'traffic' is the big flashy dubstep beast you've been hearing in countless dubstep sets of late. Dropping in with a mighty rave signal over a tense hardstep riddim, the almighty Ross Robinson styled geetar riff provides ample impetus for a moshsteppin brukkout of immense proportions, add some broken glass attached to some windmill fists and you've got yourself some bona fide hardcoreXdubstep in the dance. 'Cyclops' chill
Reviewed by blowback (blowback)
Dubstep has finally started to receive its due attention as one of the most interesting genres to emerge in the last few years, and it¹s nice to hear that Boxcutter is from Northern Ireland, thus widening a London-centric scene. Even nicer is the fact that this album is amazing. Far from being limited to the evolved drums and belly bursting bass of dubstep, which can be difficult to keep fresh over the course of an album, Boxcutter has crafted a dramatic aural
Reviewed by Joe Madden (BBC Collective)
Just as jungle offered giddy inspiration to the likes of Aphex Twin back in the mid-90s, the rapidly ascending dubstep sound is becoming the rhythmical muse of a new generation of electronica producers. On the evidence of the hugely impressive Oneiric, Northern Ireland’s Boxcutter looks set to be the Squarepusher of this new cross-bred sub-genre, his dense, moon-kissed melodies beautifully complementing sneaky beats and lolloping basslines on tracks such as Skuff’d and Tauhid. You want the cutting edge? Here it is.
Reviewed by maurizio pustianaz (chain dlk)
Coming from Ireland, Boxcutter present his album titled ONEIRIC, a double 12”/CD (the CD has four bonus tracks) released by Mike Paradinas’ Planet Mu. Barry Lynn has chosen the right title for his album, because ONEIRIC is a blend of dub, i.d.m. and ambient where the reverb is the main effect used. The effect created is similar to certain isolationist records (some of the latest Scorn releases) but with the rhythmic attitude of break beat. Each track has a
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