Tunnel Vision/Internal Conflict
London-based Ashley Burchett aka Ø [Phase] follows an impressive slew of EPs and his meticulously crafted debut LP Frames of Reference (TOKEN 033CD/LP, 2013), all released via Token, with Tunnel Vision/Internal Conflict. "Tunnel Vision" surges forward with pummeling low-end and jagged percussion, operates at whirlwind speeds -- the combination of Burchett's twirling, ethereal chords and steadily intensifying percussive work is almost overwhelming. On "Internal Conflict (Acts 1-3)," reverberating drum machines cut sharply alongside the incessant stomp of 4/4 kicks, a tortured acid-riff chugging forward relentlessly. This is techno for the small hours -- frantically paced, disorientating, and charged with adrenaline.