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Essential free-form drones and kick-drums from Opal Tapes boss Basic House and new friend Metrist. This short run cassette finishes off a killer year for both artists. Within The World is Order, Incarnate we get slow-burning noise epics, disorientating field recordings and abrasive house and techno grooves; all mashed together, of course.

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The World Is Order, Incarnate by Basic House / Metrist
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9/10 Ant Staff review, 10 December 2015

Split tape from Opal Tapes bossman Basic House and Metrist (Resin, Fifth Wall). Basic House is first up with the blackened, unnerving soundscapes, clanking metal and tormented distorted vocals of ‘Ursa Minor’. Sounds like some really bad shit is about to go off and then what sounds like a pig being slaughtered occurs accompanied by birds tweeting. As in chirping, not doing stuff on social networking. ‘AM Grave (With R. Lancaster)’ ventures further into darkness, a foreboding black ambient doomscape then he dishes out some beats on ‘Cloaking’ for some eerie, creeping techno.

Metrist takes over on the second side, opening with the deranged warped techno of ‘Piethug'R'Us’ complete with intense chiming bells and sludgy kicks. ‘Kellner Changed November For Me’. Raw, bombastic drum machine breaks and hissing static get to work on the noisy B-boy alien techno of ‘Kellner Changed November For Me’ before ‘Speed V1’ closes the tape with a sorta spooked symphony that sounds like a semi destroyed copy of Boyd Rice’s classic ‘Black Album’.


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