L.I.E.S affiliate Marcos Cabral back here as Chemotex for another solid Trilogy Tapes 12". Texture-heavy, grainy techno that growls and hisses before going straight for the jugular on Side A. The flip is stranger, twitching all over the place before settling into a raw but infectious industrial groove. All packaged in a nice screen printed sleeve.
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This afternoon I'm greeted by noisy loops, which can only mean that there's another Trilogy Tapes 12" out! This label seems to be putting out quality techno and textural electronica at an alarming rate, with Ekman's savage Entropy EP a recent highlight. This time it's US producer Marcos Cabral aka Chemotex's turn to release a 12", his second this year on TTT.
Formed from fragments of what seems to be the distorted sounds of traffic and pelican crossings, Snake Inside My Leg pulses along happily without regard for cleanliness, without coming across too ugly. In fact you can hear a sense of care in arranging the sounds that is often lost when constructing such clinical machine music, usually being replaced by grim techno tunnel-vision. Blips of melodic colour burst rhythmically through the white noise, occasionally building to full-on throbs and even taking centre stage for the outro of side A. Side B delivers something a little harsher, upping the fuzz and stutter of the beat simultaneously. Walls of distortion get too much for some people, so Cabral knows to drop it out every so often so your measly human ears aren't hemorrhaging molten metal. This track takes a long breather in the middle playing with different loops before diving into a more straight beat towards the end.
It's safe to say that TTT have done it yet again, with a nice printed inner sleeve and label to round off the package.
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