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3-4 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Ma
FORMAT
12"

LABEL
CATALOG #
SA 026EP SA 026EP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/4/2016

Alistair Wells (aka Perc) excels at sculpting tonally rich and percussively complex tracks that seem to both enlighten and confront. Here, opener "Death of Rebirth" uses a reliable 4/4 kick drum throb to orienting the listener in a glassy, metallic labyrinth. On "Negative Space," new forms arise at every turn, including a sort of hybridized piano/gamelan tone, the sound of a shuddering assembly line, and snaking delay feedbacks. Dispensing with the A-side's steady pulse, the side-long "Ma" modernizes the industrial-era rhythmic invocations of artists like Z'EV, achieving an almost classical solemnity without sacrificing Perc's usual love for cleverly manipulated electricity.