10" £7.99 XDSR3
10" on Delsin (Terrence Dixon).
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We’ve been selling rather a lot of Terrence Dixon recently but as always, we’re the last to ever see any copies (if at all) as they all get snapped up in mainland Europe first or in shops that are actually techno specialists rather than demented indie-rock-shack-hands like us. This 10” under his Population One alias is a stormer with two tracks on a very pretty style of marbled grey patterned wax.
First side owns this proper gargantuan 4/4 kick with a wonderfully cheeky old hypnotic Detroit-style figure running through the tune. The patina of neo-industrial distortion and dark cosmic debris elevates this punchy little bastard of a track up to the realms of genius. Glad the office is clear of folks as I’m playing this super-loud and a sheaf of order sheets have just fallen off the speaker onto the floor which is itself about to throw up its own bass bin in tortured despair. Splicing aggression with ecstatic melody and forward-thinking sound design like this is a way smart move.
The flip is cut from a very similar cloth, juxtaposing the same hard, relentless ‘n’ sparse kick and hi-hat framework with that ace half-submerged mischievous melody but this time the metallic scree is more pronounced so it sounds like those piercing sheets of metal being dragged across a bridge like on ‘Absence’ by Dalek or some of Jamal Moss’s harsher excursions but the song somehow carries this yearning emotive edge that is quite irresistible...this record is totally boss.
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