9/10 Phil Staff review, 04 November 2010
This lot make me think of Kate Bush which is always a good thing. I love thinking of Kate Bush. She's the friend I never had. The cover of this record is a load of wonky ole snakes which is quite eye-catching and it gives you an idea of the wonkyness within. This is a deep record. The sound is slow and heavy, there's samples everywhere (one of which is from an early Art of Noise tune I think) and there's a dubstepy thing going on. It's not really dubstep though... they describe their sound as vaseline smeared on a Trax Record which is as good as anyone will get I reckon. There's a hazy lazy stoned feel to it as the melodies and beat chug along slowly and heavily while that overly load hi hat claws way at your brains. Kinda like a slowed down Ikonika. That was 'Head Anthem' and I'm totally sold! 'Purple Stuff' is more techy and dubstep-like with a kinda of lo-fi bedroom production feel to it and it's quite Tempa-ish. 'Phantasy Re-up' is a disconcerting wobbly super-slow number with an acid thing going. It's making my stomach feel weird. One of the most inventive electronics records I've heard in a long while!
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