Re-released to tie in with Record Store Day, this repress of a long-lost Derrick May track sees the innovator copper-fasten his wiry funk to the kind of menacing bass associated with his colleague Suburban Knight. Recommended.
Karlovak chaps Top Hat & Art Alfie are at it again, busting out a pair of dirty disco devastators that simply won't quit. Karlsson's dub is totally irresistible.
The latest release on Powell’s Diagonal label comes from Dominic Butler from Factory Floor and Richard Smith, the producer behind L/F/D/M. It’s no surprise that the three-tracker explores the gnarled, industrial side of techno. 'Acetone' is a heads-down acid pulser and 'Glass Tooth' is based on the kind of scratchy drums and unpredictable bursts of noise that label owner Powell is known for. Neither can compare however, to 'Tapeworm', a distorted, pummelling rhythm that drones and stomps malevolently as the duo tweak the frequencies beyond the point of agony.
I can still remember hearing 'Part One' of this series way back in 1996. Nearly 20 years on and Herbert is still going strong! Granted, this may be his first release under this particular moniker, for some eight years, but as always his sense of fun, ingenuity and creativity prevails. Hence this playful mix of loopy, hypnotic, weirdness, deep soulful 4/4 and twisted acidic house. Yes sir!