There’s a clinical sheen to this LP – and I mean that in a good way; that feeling (and chemical smell) you sometimes get when you open up some brand new gadget or pair of kicks you’ve had your eye on for ages; the boxfresh, straight from the factory moment. Also a monastic, almost martial art simplicity and restraint to a lot of the beat and bass mongering (that in the wrong hands is just plod, like say Youngsta’s schtick, but here attains the finesse of handcrafted Japanese blades), a deliberate pacing for the subs to really breath and hit lower. ‘Point Blank’, ‘Mad Zapper’ and ‘Angry Drummer’ are my top tunes here.
New Zealander Ebb drops some hybrid bass/dubstep sparseness on one of Outrage’s (Nomine Sound) sub-labels, Fox & Hound Recordings. At a slower 130bpm these tunes sound more aligned with a Bristol/Tectonic vibe. ‘Sun Drips’ barely has a beat at all – just a staggered, filthy, bit reduced, rave stab and a dirty bowling bass making for an interesting skeletal proposition.
Tsuyoshi Hamada aka Dayzero also collaborates with Karnage on their muckier Vomitspit imprint. There’re some nasty orc sludge grunters off their last album worth checking.
More no nonsense discipline from Encrypted Audio. ‘R6Y’ is the stand out for me; infectious, stripped down, neo-bleep n bass vibes.
Free download of this rather fine new DubDiggerz tune off this DeepEnd! compilation. Obsessive tech craft detail and wicked unleashed, running siren business.