Samuel Kerridge is a producer who creates minimal, sombre techno that challenges the norms of the electronic club scenes he's been involved in and helped create. 'Deficit of Wonder' is his first release since 'A Fallen Empire' and contains four tracks of techno rhythms built for doom and gloom. Kerridge's music is creepy and unsettling and it makes perfect sense he released a song called "Heavy Metal" -- that aesthetic is carried forward here.
Tracks:Operation Neptune Surrender To The Void Paint It Black Paint It Black (Reprise)
12" £7.49 BP040
White vinyl 12" on Blueprint.
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Resident Advisor recently reported that Saumel Kerridge "Doesn't giva a fuck what anyone thinks". At least I don't have to worry about hurting the fellow's feelings if I say his 'Deficit of Wonder" EP on James Ruskin's Blueprint label is such an abomination it makes me want to cut off my own balls with a rusty penknife and insert them into my lug holes as makeshift bloodied ear defenders. Actually if he's the sadist his sound suggests he might quite like that. However, as expected it's by no means a shit record. I'm pretty into this guys stuff, picked up all his gear on Downwards and that so been looking forward to checking this.
First up is "Operation Neptune' a cavernous , throbbing, heavy black techno droner that comes across as Rrose being eaten alive in an exquisite interzone nightmare. Proper doomy nightmare shit I tell yer. 'Surrender To the Void' heads deeper into the celestial abyss with subliminal evil vocal, pounding industrialized beats and a dirty gloomy riff. Sounds like a fantasy Ancient Methods and Skullflower hookup.
Meanwhile over in the B-side 'Paint It Black' has a scorching electronic buzz silzzling away over ass shaking friendly techno beats. At the intersection between techno and industrial music, also present are the ghosts of EBM and old Belgian rave. On a big system this would tear the shit out of a club. Then folows 'Paint It Black (Reprise)' which sounds like its counterpart being sucked into a vortex.
A lot of bleak techno doom doing the rounds these days but Kerridge again proves he's up front in the pack. If you're seeking to make the folks on the dancefloor soil themselves, then you just hit the jackpot.
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