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"The second twelve on Bristol's freshest new imprint, Tectonic. 'Shellcode' opens with the sound of a droid being disinterred, slowly and with relish, to the sound of some very sizeable bass stabs. But the feeling is cooled by a swathe of bass which raises up this chilling futurescape into a thing of deep fascination. The groove is determinedly slowed, and therefore tougher and more substantial -- 'Murky' wades in with enough brutal bass -- there's tabla styled congas and an ethereal indo-inflected melody which winds through the tune, all sinewy and limber. There's a sense of continuity here with the berimbau of 'Alien Tongue' from the first Tectonic EP -- new directions for the beat, inside and outside the 'One'. 'Lost Tribe' seems to describe the otherworldly choral haunting which clouds the intro to this storming cut -- there's an ominous texture between the beats which seems to indicate this tune could have been recorded in some unnamed underworld region -- it's a dystopian vision -- confirmed by the righteous bass shockout which propels this heaving brutal dancefloor destroyer."
first came to dubstep prominence on
's Bristol-based Tectonic label. Today, dubstep now tries to be darker and harder than its rivals, and occasionally, much of the spacious, textural "edgy" sounds are being drowned out, with the prominent exception of
, who is a useful reference point for this release though it was recorded long before the Burial hype peaked. Of the four tracks, "Uranium" and "Kemancheh" are the pinnacle -- the kind of intricate excursions that would surely be forsaken if all dubstep were exclusively dancefloor-oriented.
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