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SSTROM Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records

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Another slab of caps lock post-industrial drones and saturated rhythm textures from Swedish duo SHXCXCHCXSH. That’s the sound all the bottles make when I chuck them into glass recycling. The track titles are ‘SHULULULU’, ‘SHUDUDUDU’, ‘SHUMUMUMU’ and so forth. Occasionally they let a bit of melody in, but for the most part it’s a fabric of undistracted beats.


SSTROM is one half of the even-harder-to-write-or-pronounce Swedish techno duo SHXCXCHCXSH, striking out on his own so as to be able to explore territory beyond his techno homelands. Various forms of house, some cold synth stuff, and even a touch of UK garage find their way into this full-length set of productions. Otider is a double LP release on the Rosten label.
  • Vinyl Double LP (ROSTEN5)
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Being half of SHXCXCHCXSH, there's an expectation of great things from this four-tracker. It certainly delivers, with a high degree of abstraction thrown in. Strangely reminiscent of very early Warp acid house and techno but with a contemporary propulsion and surprising subtlety, all underpinned by warm thuds and pulses.