Profligate has produced a pretty excellent set of tracks with Extremities: though whilst plenty industrial in sound and attitude, his music isn't totally extreme. And that is a good thing, as the four tracks here skirt near enough the middle ground to be legitimately danceable, in an overwhelming manner. Inventive material on Unknown Precept.
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8/10 Laurie Staff review, 19 June 2015
Noisy noisy things from Noah Anthony of Philadelphia, helpfully bearing the flavour of the contents as its name like the crisps that adorn the office on this, o holy Crisp Friday. Extreme flavour, yummy. On Extremities, Prof. Anthony delivers techno with rasp and squelch which shouldn’t sound alien to fans of things such as last year’s ‘Finding the Floor’ or other Unknown Precept tunes. Rather than cover your face in the caustic juices though, Anthony gives snapshots into aggression, effectively taking the ugly outcome of mountainous distortion and playing it like a hihat. These sporadic slices provide a different kind of intensity than a wall of noise, ultimately giving more of an impending feel. This places emphasis on the rhythm, and A2 is the prime example of this, the offset overlaid phrases suggesting mechanical gears with battle horns sounding in the distance. Remember Saruman and Isengard? It’s the techno version of that. Things get a lot noisier towards final track ‘Every Little Rainbow’, which makes me think that Anthony has a bit of a vendetta against colourful sky formations. Grumpy shit.
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