||1.||"Facegrinder I" (6:37)|
||2.||"Facegrinder II (Fear & Loathing)" (6:01)|
||1.||"In The Jungle (Meeting With Richard David James)" (7:55)|
Transatlantic's second salvo comes from debutant Europa, a producer who's not ashamed to showcase his (or her) many influences. Opener "Facegrinder I", for example, boasts ghetto-tech style pitched-up beats (and vocal samples), glacial synthesizer melodies reminiscent of Kraftwerk's Trance Europe Express album, and the kind of ragged, mind-bending acid lines that were once the preserve of Rephlex Records' battery of brain-dance nutters. The braindance influence comes through even louder on the pleasingly skewed "Facegrinder II", whose mentalist beats are this time accompanied by choral vocal samples and sweeping strings. Finally, he pays tribute to everyone's favourite analogue loon, Aphex Twin, on the brilliant (and bonkers) "In The Jungle (Meeting With Richard David James)".
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