La Grange Point
"Posthuman are cousins Rich Bevan and Josh Doherty, formally cohorts of Manchester's guerilla cohorts Skam. The growth in their sound is shocking, a new found melancholic lyricism will really surprise even hardcore Seed aficionados, yet their attention to a tough bass and rhythm still shows their auspicious heritage. 'Purgatory' might seem a strange place to start an album, but the bad beats build in serious fashion, and very soon you just know this is a fitting opener to an epic. 'Walking from the gallows' opens like some of the best moments of Anthony Manning's work, before a squashed, other worldly sound, kinda like skinning a bullfrog, ushers in a darkly haunting piece. After this, the acoustic piano of 'Two Brothers Fall' offers a personal, grounded moment -- quietly beautiful, even autobiographical in its tone, Posthuman are moving through to the other side here. 'Up against the wall' steps back through the portal, bringing still the crystal melodies, until one wicked crisp break drops, pushing the center of the album on to new heights. 'A child after beating' sustains this strangely altered, disturbed but resilient mood, 'As Old As The Waterfall' revels in almost symphonic bliss, riding a deep, puttering electronic undertow, like an underground stream. 'The skull' brings a rude awakening, square bass as we like and a brooding, gathering, time is running out sensation. Ending with the title track, there's an eerie feeling of images seen, energy dissolving, time travelled -- the heightened beats' production bring to mind classic moments of the Boards' darker, more intense cousins."