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28 Jan 13
Review: One of New Zealand's finest dubstep exports, Perverse get rhythmical with this three-track EP dedicated to bat communication. "Echolocation" skits and wobbles on a tricky polyrhythm arrangement that slows neatly into dark dramatic halfstep with care. "Tempest", meanwhile, shuffles with warm double-kicks and a bassline set to 'mild croak'. Finally "Somber" brings us to an emotional climax with the softer, more melancholy sonic sigh. Bolstering an ever-growing repertoire, one might argue this is Perverse's finest outing to date.
03 Dec 12
Review: A neat lesson in switch flipping right here as Macabre Unit Digital follow up Demon's deep n' deadly "Frostbite" with this cheek-slapping trio of grooves from New Zealand duo Perverse. The title track is a precision-built stepper that segues smoothly into a halfstep mid-way. If you're keen on squeezing more energy from your dubstep then look no further than "F King Insanity"; blustering with tight drum patterns and nagging stabs, it's hard enough to make most techno fans blush. Finally we hit "Cryosphere": leaning more towards the label's deep signature, this moody backdraft is likely to stir up all sorts of dancefloor casualties. Watch out; this "Epidemic" is likely to catch like wild fire!
11 Feb 13
Review: There's something to be said for a simple, nagging two-note riff. Stabby and infectious: cooked well and it's the perfect recipe for dancefloor mind magic. Take "Tesla", a simplistic, twisted pacer that penetrates the psyche with its liquid rhythm and relentless hook. "Timelapse" meanwhile shows a whole other side to Perverse as we dive and glide on cosmic thermals, hanging onto loose guitar twangs and airy pads. "Unexpected" takes the best elements of the two; more of a meatier, incessant halfstep rhythm but with breathy textures and hypnotising depths.
23 Apr 12
Played by: Animal Mother
Review: For those who like their dubstep sunny side down - the kind that's full of bludgeoning bass, obliterating subs and snares so sharp they'd cut your head off given a chance - then welcome Perverse to your soundsystems. "The Iceman" is just one such example of his mastery of this sound; much like Distance's work, it's dark, condensed and full of low end thuds, wobbles and whirrs. "Submerge" is a more stripped back venture with smacking kicks and snares reverberating in a sparse soundscape. Bonus track "Rigor Mortis" continues the journey, with throbbing bass and skittish SFX.