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After a great 2017 in which he dropped a debut LP through Blackest Ever Black, Bristol’s Pessimist gets going in 2018 by sneaking out a white-label on his own Pessimist Productions. Both ‘SPRTLZM’ and ‘SCIFI’ find the one born Kristian Jabs slowing his techno-junglism down while leaving in all of the dark, murky atmospherics. As such, this EP has a strong Massive Attack vibe to it.

Vinyl 12" £8.99 PESS001

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SPRTLZM / SCIFI by Pessimist
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9/10 Ant 08 October 2018

Pessimist slaughters us with these two scowling breakbeat monsters mutated from the DNA of darkside D&B and launched back from the future like a pair of homing missiles straight to the dome. Ominous, trouser flapping subs, abyssal drones and decapitating breaks wed in perfect harmony, bringing strong vibes of the futurism of ye olde Virus Recordings/No-U-Turn meets the menace and suffocating dread of prime Scorn. Imagine a Stormtrooper B-Boy battle on the Death Star with a blunted Lord Vader on the wheels, so baked he’s spinning DJ Trace cuts at the wrong speed. Both tunes are a right pair of cone rupturing tweeter twatters, but if someone walled me up with a blade and made me choose a fave, I’d go for the irresistible swagger of the more spacey B-Side ‘SCIFI’. My upper spine is in danger of disintegrating into dust - such has been the excessive head-nodding induced this past week by said stonker. Truly a no-brainer.


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