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- Tinfoil 2 by Tinfoil
6/10 Tom Staff review, 15 November 2014
Following the success of their initial release, Sunil Sharpe and DeFeKT return with another dose of garish machine techno under their moniker Tinfoil. Having released on labels such as Black Sun Records, Sunil Sharpe has already established himself on the techno scene, DeFeKT on the other hand is a little less well known, however has some great releases to his name.
I was a big fan of the first Tinfoil release; it was unrelenting techno that had a rawness to it that was brilliant. This release however doesn’t live up to Tinfoil001, although it is fast, monotonous and aggressive in its style, it lacks the themes and structure of the first EP. ‘Foil 9’ starts with a blistering kick and high voltage arpeggiators; constantly growing and evolving the track uses only a few elements that weave effortlessly in and out of the mix. There is little respite from the ominous kick and the track feels like a manacled modular monster that is trying to break free from its shackles. Acid like resonant frequencies spit electricity at the listener with the deafening MPIA3 esque kick drum pounding throughout. ‘Foil 8’ is another four to the floor track and relies much more on its intricate syncopated rhythms to get you moving. The clever use of snares and rim-shots contrast nicely with the vicious synths to create an intense orgy of sound. Like ‘Foil 9’ this track constantly grows with rising synthesised crescendos, although again like the first track it is structurally all over the place.
As intense as the A-side is, the real rawness is reserved for the B-Side. ‘Foil 10’ is probably the most intense of the lot, and see’s the rhythmical brilliance of ‘Foil 9’ shine through as a sustained pad hangs over the mix giving the song a more eerie nocturnal feel. ‘Foil 5’ is a much more stripped back, ruminating tune. It maintains the sense of suspense and tension that runs throughout this EP and closes the four-track cut nicely. Sonically this EP is cool, and fans of angry analogue noise will love this, however if your looking for something that is a bit more musically interesting I would stay away as structurally the tracks are quite poor and themes a bit boring.
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