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TORN HAWK / BLACK DEER / JAHILIYYA FIELDS

Test Pressing, Reviews, Dr Rob, L.I.E.S., Ron Morelli, Torn Hawk, Black Deer, Born To Win, Apex Break, Jahiliyya Fields, Pleasure Sentence

Mark McGuire phased guitar overdubs, Ducktails landscapes, on a 4-track bounce down against a racing metronome, like Musiccargo peaking in the Black Ark. Held back from the “Teen Hawk” collection, 15 minutes of skies pulled asunder, ripped from a raw shock of analogue tape.

Electronics tumble and morph, kinetic like a more serene take of Factory Floor`s “Two Different Ways”. Pounding 303s exchanged for kalimba and harp. Terre Thaemlitz` loft classic “Raw Through A Straw”, with the “Apache” break replaced by Musto & Bones rave.

Test Pressing, Reviews, Dr Rob, L.I.E.S., Ron Morelli, Torn Hawk, Black Deer, Born To Win, Apex Break, Jahiliyya Fields, Pleasure Sentence

Submerged like X-103`s “Atlantis” or Gonno`s recent 12 on DFA. An initial frenzied electricity dissipates to a hum and a pulse. The delirium as you run out of air. Phantoms that inhibit “Unicursal Hexagram” begin to reveal themselves.

Relentless Techno, think somewhere like Downwards, but like that label`s current direction, with a tempo that highlights the genre`s debt to Industrial influences, Detroit`s youths visits to Hardy`s Music Box. Tribal, somehow possessed by the spirit of The Residents` “Kaw-Liga”, as if Clara Mondshine`s “Die Drachentrommler”, Chris & Cosey`s “Driving Blind”, La Rolls` “Sure Is” were reprogrammed with the singular, unshakable purpose of Melvin Oliphant.

All L.I.E.S. All true psychedelics.

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