Finally pressed to vinyl due to great demand, ‘HTH040’ is the final chapter in Akkord’s ‘HTH035’ package consisting of two remixes, both sourced with elements of tracks from the ‘HTH020’ EP. The first track is a left field experiment in drum and bass drone, the second an atmospheric sludgy arrangement of dub techno loops.
8/10 Ant Staff review, 22 May 2015
Uncompromising Brummy techno master Regis and Kiwi grime bludgeoner Fis both take elements of ‘Gravure’ and ‘Continuum’ for the second set of Akkord remixes, preceded by The Haxan Cloak and Vatican Shadow 12” which is now a goner. Previously released as part of the HT035 CD, DJ’s can now get their mitts on the good old plastic stuff, except every DJ I seem to catch these days appears to have moved on from vinyl so go figure…
Anyway first up is Regis, who’s remix is pretty representative of his recent sound, first heard on his releases as Cub and the ‘In a Syrian Tongue’ 12” i.e not banging full on 4/4 techno -- a mode he nicely slipped back into for his recent Stave remix. Here the dubstep compatible tempo and linear steely rhythms remain rigid and functional with icy dub techno atmospherics, throbbing bass and glacial synth giving proceedings a cold Arctic feel that recalls a recent Monolake and overall I’m reminded of late period Scorn.
Aphex Twin endorsed New Zealander Fis has been pricking up ears with his releases on Tri-Angle and Loopy. His mix in stark contrast begins with lush pastoral ambient soundscapes which are torn through with heavily processed original components.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- HTH040 (Regis / Fis Remixes) by Akkord
Get alerted to new stock from this artist / label.