||2.||"The Purge" (4:43)|
||1.||"Heretic Chant" (5:23)|
Jurg Haller's Montreal-based label Forbidden Planet has consistently provided us with nothing but the absolute truth since its inception back in 2013. Where so many 'outsider' house labels fall short in repetition and monotony, Forbidden Planet never fails to deliver the goods, and house and techno aren't used just for the sake of it here. Instead, Haller's selection of artists always manage to craft a singular niche out of their arrangements. This time it's newcomer Lumpex who enters the catalogue, and these four belters are as cerebral as you can get without steering completely away from the dance. "Metro" should have been the theme track to the opening sequence of Akira, full of dread and dystopian beauty, while "The Purge" drops a raw, hollow baseline that would have made the likes of Ed Rush and Optical proud back in the Metalheadz days. "Heretic Chant" opens the B-side with a bubbling stream of sinister low frequencies amid an ocean of metallic percussion elements, and "Noc" goes for the jugular thanks to its gnarly, relentless fusion of warehouse beats and apocalyptic bass tones. An eye-opening affair.
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