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- Alpha by RXRY
Cool chunk of wax here by the enigmatic Rxry. We played it at the wrong speed at first and it still sounded fresh. On 33, its accurate rpm-age, you're treated to some ricocheting cosmic techno soaked in sonic fuzz - pulpy smart-beats and snappy metallic echoes under-laid with some lovely bass rumbles & shimmering electronic ephemera. This is basically a dark IDM record but it does away with the ominous oppression and grime of someone like Scorn and replaces it with a dense, shifting cyber-jungle of murky tropical weirdness. Basically if you were to get Autechre to remix a track by, say, High Wolf, it could be along the lines of the second tune here which is pretty deep stuff. Overleaf (do records have leaves? - No, Ed) you'll find more glitched-out industrialisms mingling with some beautiful drones and lingering synth-scapes. Once again the android beats sound fuzzed-out and metallic but still have enough propulsion and energy to slay the dance-floor of your mind. In spirit I'd definitely recommend this album to Fuck Buttons fans, but the beats are far more futuristic & exciting and the sound-world is more layered, moody and intoxicating. In fact this record is easily one of the best things I've heard this week, a thumping, ecstatic hybrid of delicious astral noise, meditative ambient melodies & sharp experimental techno shapes. Nice work!!
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