The CLR regular Tommy Four Seven takes his second outing into the record label world with another group release, featuring once again four very much in form artists.
“X9” from the man himself, shows off his astute sound design skills, turning raw and ripping distortion into some dark Techno moods with an epic break. Very much on the experimental scale, it’s great to see a freedom of expression that does exactly what he wants it to do.
Next up is “Vortex” from fantastic Spanish producer P.E.A.R.L. who has quality works on PoleGroup, Subsist, Audio Assault and many more. He supplies a groove-laden, hypnotic jam that is instantly infectious and pips the others to the post for me.
Manchester revellers AnD smash straight in with a pounding kick on “Valid Point” that has a wicked sensation rolling in at a 137 BPM. A riffing metallic synth brings some life to this pile-driving beast, if you really listen carefully there’s some bottom end shuffles hidden away that show some underlying depth in the details. It’s not one for the feint hearted, but definitely full of excitement.
J. Tijn always seems to be on point the more I track his works. His drum patterns have distinct characteristics that I tend to listen out for, where he puts odd little tweaks and cuts that may go unnoticed to many, but once again, details are the key. On “Mr Mime” he throws in a lashing of acid and plenty of destroyed sounds, where this “rough” cookie is another quality offering to complete the set.
There’s got to be more craziness in store from the 47 camp soon, so keep a close eye on their proceedings.
– Reviewed by Jack! Who? for deathtechno.com