This upcoming producer has made a name for his innovative approach and the Abuse of Distortion EP is no exception. The title track starts with shuffling, lead-weight drums and gradually builds, through the use of abrasive filters and heavy beats into a distorted monster of a climax. The Go Hiyama version is based on a fractured rhythm, with some of original track's distortion and a haunting vocal thrown in. However, this release is really all about Carbone's ability to test the techno framework and on "Abnormal Distortion" he reaches the form's outer limits, with waves of droning white noise and a stepping, malevolent rhythm.
For fans of mid-90s Midwest techno, D Carbone's latest release is a real treat. Invoking the spirit of Woody McBride and his ESP label, the young Italian producer's sound is based on distorted kicks, machine gun fire percussion and grimy, squelchy acid. On the title track, he offers some relief as eerie synths cascade over the sledgehammer beats, but in the main this is a relentless, rollicking release. "Eclectic Illusion" is led by distorted riffing that feels like a saw scraping against the inside of your brain, while the raging acid lines on "Midnight Delirium" make for the most abusive treatment meted out to a 303 since vintage Hardfloor.