Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (Failme.net)
Of course the forthcoming album by Boxcutter ('Oneiric') is going to be ace...I did the artwork. But before all that, here are four fine examples of Boxcutter's unique brand of edit-step. His previous works on Hotflush seemed overtly technical, but here he seems to let mood and narrative take over.
The title track continuing dubstep's flirtation with easternism to further extremes. But it's the nicer tracks that impress; the halogen-lit shimmer on 'Gave Dub'
Reviewed by Boomkat (Boomkat)
If the genre of skitter-break doesn't already exist, then this new 12 from Boxcutter makes one heck of a case for it being minted. The sound of Gene Krupa falling down a spiral staircase, the A ('Tauhid') sees growling dubstep-esque bass chewing the arse off a percussive maelstrom - atop of which an additional seasoning of gloopy electronica is added. Breaking down for a mid-way breather, when it all comes back in you bloody well know about it. On the other, it's a
Reviewed by Matthew Jeanes (brainwashed)
2nd Gen mastermind Wajid Yaseen also works under the alias Uniform with partner Alice Kemp, and Protocol is their latest effort for Planet Mu. Despite Planet Mu's ruptured dance tendencies, 2nd Gen's reputation for heavy break beats, and Uniform's first album for Ad Noiseam of abstract beat compositions, Protocol takes a hard left turn into unexpected territory.
Protocol is at once a dense, bleak, murderous kind of record that works on a purely visceral level.
Reviewed by Colin Buttimer (themilkfactory.co.uk)
Dark ambient, anybody? For that’s what Uniform’s Protocol delivers. We have throbbing aches, unsettling gurgles, the noise of static, voices snatched away from their context and so forth. Overt beats are subdued and relatively rare, Protocol’s primary concern appears to be texture and the possibilities of texture to convey darkness, malevolence and wickedness.
The press release tells us that Uniform is one Wajid Yaseen, who’s also part of an industrial
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