Sweet as fuck - the Tragic Allies hook up on a beautifully measured throb of Rhodes-laden jazz abstraction from Purpose and the results recall Premo, Diamond D & Pete Rock in all the best ways. Essential.
Move D's ongoing collaboration with Juju & Jordash yields more out-there grooves. Like previous MMH material, this release is the result of improvised jamming, and all of the tracks have a spontaneous, raw feeling. 'Avalanche' features the sound of the wind screeching through a forest over a primitive drum beat, while 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina (No Compromise Mix)' sees ghostly Moog lines run over a stripped-back rhythm. The most impressive track to come from the trio's live jams is 'Riptide', where spaced-out acid lines arc and ride over a trippy, modulated rhythm.
With a title like this, it was never going to be a cheery affair! Heading down the raw-style route, this sinister hardstyle release makes great use out of the twisted pitch-gliding pads in the main breakdown and ferocious stab sounds, before building to drop with serious power and nasty raw kicks. Not one for the faint-hearted.
It prowls powerfully before quickly pouncing with an almighty drop, signaled by the deep-voiced warning of the 'Sound Killer'. This hugely layered track draws influences from seemingly every possible direction. Dub-style vox, wailing monks, crashing thunderous drums, techy metallic samples, you name it, it's here.