Another 7” winner on this impeccably curated and crafted series, this time coming to us from LA’s EMC, otherwise knows as Eight Frozen Modules. The title track spans the A-side with a blend of processed tones and glitch emissions, coupled with a deeply tweaked 2-stepping bass kick and a jackin’ attitude, a perfect appendix to the Criminal rips. ‘Wretched Idea’ on the flip is more DSP’d and messy, Tigerbeat styles brought to bass with some marvellous low-end handling, keen to wobble! Ace, and limited as per usual.
electronic music composer: untitled 7
Reviewed by sheikh ahmed (absorb.org)
two pieces of of jittery schizophrenic insanity that fit somewhere inbetween the rave ramblings of squarepusher and the abrasiveness of dj scud. 'suggested surgery' and 'wretched idea' tries to settle into a groove and deliver futile efforts of melody and rhythm, but just ends up giving up and throwing the most violent tantrum. if 'idm' sadly stands for intelligent dance music then this is 'sdm'. stupid, sick and sadistic.
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