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Now long term sufferers, I mean readers, of my reviews (if there really is anyone still trawling through the word-porridge I habitually cough up these days) will recall my old fondness for Kevin Badmintonforest of Trotters Tennis Club fame. He's the one who made 2 Lone Swordsmen cool for about ten minutes around the millennium. His records are still in my collection which is a sign of some quality waxage I tell thee, I am such a fickle bugger sometimes when it comes to the latest electronic fads and only the strongest tunes survive the 3-4 year culls which any vinyl junkie must surely put him/herself through. This is a brand new vinyl EP, his first for a few years to my knowledge, and although he's been gone a while, he hasn't at all doctored his sound to suit any contemporary tastes. He's still doing solid mind-flaying electro-tech with a braindance sensibility. Much like the Cornish contingent and the Chelmsford Massive, he has a really distinctive sonic template. 'Flying Fuck' is like breaking electro with a strong AFX acid squiggle and some evocative keys. '20,000 Whats?' is a playful, zinging ass-shaking breakbeat stalker. Flip over for 'Knows up Mr Brown' and you're straight back into android hyper-breaks and cyborg synth-ray territory, he hasn't altered one bit and you know what? He doesn't fucking need to as this baby sounds as fresh as the morning dew, proper rocking shit with absolutely monster dystopian synths and a Galaxian hyperdrive appetite. If that makes no bloody sense it is because my head has been ripped off and flung out far into the cosmos where the stars are exploding in my stupid face. This record is easily a match for any of his earlier ones and if you always loved his style then you'll definitely be needing this four tracker, the concluding track deploying that mad marauding snaky bass groove and some shit hot technoid rhythms for maximum party effect. Welcome back you wonderful old sod....x
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