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An Assembly by Positive Centre
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9/10 Ant 19 September 2013

Lucky number seven on Sigha’s Our Circula Sound label comes from a name that is new to me. Positive Centre is the handle of Mike Jefford, under which he produces deep submerged dubbed out dungeon techno.

First up on this six track EP is the title track that sounds like the evil twin of Wolfgang Voigt’s classic Gas material but rather than sounds from the Black Forest these or from the fiery pits of black hell. A slow buried kick underpins gurgling acid and the sounds of molten rock spewing. It’s heads down 4AM business on ‘Otherwise Black’ with its rumbling evil bassline, tough drums and sinister atmospheric washes. This has a bit of a Milton Bradley vibe to it which appeals to immensely. ‘Thought and Intention’ sounds like the ghosts of industry clanking and hammering away but amongst the filth is real beauty, with a sound kinda like an ethereal female vocal but it’s so submerged it’s difficult to grasp.

Over on the B-side ‘Stations of Section’ has a tough rhythm, softened by lots of sweeping dubby sounds dissolving and shimmering. The slow tempos continue with ‘Where Flows The How Flows’ as it gently chugs along with deep eerie sound design and a simple but effective acidic riff/ bassline.

‘An Assembly’ is  unmistakably the sound and general aesthetic we’re used to from Our Circula Sound, with the gloomy, steely sound palette being reasonably familiar but this departure into more spacious tempos lets the sound design really shine, kinda like what Yves De Mey has been up to recently but with more emphasis on BASS. So the tracks are kinda mellow but still retain a tough industrial edge. A damn fine EP.

 

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