Reviewed by failme.net (www.failme.net)
Exile is known for all different styles of drum'n bass. But this debut album should see him breaking away from the restrictions of that genre. The rolling breakbeat pleasers are there of course. But sitting alongside are some pretty deep forays into reaktor patch ambience and digital disruption.
The centrepiece is the insane 'Broken Language'. A remix, no, complete re-edit of a track he did with John B. The hyper-edit cuts and DSP tricks do not detract from the addictive groove. Comes complete with the most almighty drop half way. I defy you not to be rhythmically propelled.
All hits, no misses. The up-tempo tracks really kick and grind, the experimental pieces are worthy of expansion and the whole album has an easy flow and narrative to it.
Close to the edits. The Art of Exile.
- Last Step - You're A Nice Girl
- Dolphin & The Teknoist - Soul Cannibal / Closing Down
- Bizzy B - Science EP Vol V
- Kyler - Pur Cosy Tales
- Hellfish - One Man Sonic Attack Force
- Virus Syndicate - The Work-Related Illness
- Virus Syndicate - Slow Down
- Shitmat - The Lesser Spotted Burberry EP
- Bizzy B - Science EP Volumes III + IV
- Bizzy B - Science EP Vol IV
- Exile - Pro Agonist
- Vex'd - Degenerate
- Vex'd - Gunman
- John B & Exile - Broken Language
- Mark One - One Way
- Venetian Snares & Bong-Ra - 4 Adaptations Of Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
- Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
- Ed Lawes - 14 Tracks/Pieces
- Eight Frozen Modules - DJ, Riddim & Source E.P.
- dDamage - Pressure
- Bizzy B - Science EP Vol III
- Hawerchuk - Camel Toe
- Shitmat - Full English Breakfest