H-Fusion AKA Howard Thomas drops his debut album Captured Entities. The album is partly in the tradition of Detroit heroes such as DJ Stingray and Nate Young, but also comes across as something entirely new. Techno bangers reaching 170bpm are juxtaposed with ethereal, beatless jazz and an altogether more psychotic take on jazz. Most definitely a Detroit album, but a Detroit album with a difference.
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Whoa! This one is destined to destroy plenty of brain cells. The debut album from elusive Detroit producer Howard Thomas whom I only know from his ace 12" on Fit Sound and one for Theo Parrish's Sound Signature years ago. His new tracks are nothing like the soulful house of the latter record - here going full throttle with higher tempos and a much more demented gnarly sound - off-kilter malfunctioning machine funk. Some of the faster stripped-back tracks don't really resonate with me (maybe if I was ten years younger and able to keep up) but there are some great moments such as the euphoric 'Entity 70' which are well worth the entry fee. Plus the weird noisier cuts like 'Entity 10' are pretty wild. Sounds like he's dragged his machines through the streets of Detroit where they've accumulated plenty of dirt and grit. Some of these tracks are gonna sound so freaky pumping out of a system but I've yet to experience the joy - meanwhile, it's become the soundtrack to me blowing the shit out of Demons playing DOOM on PS4.
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