Blanck Mass - "No Lite" (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge Dreamachine mix) - (6:37) 110 BPM
Blanck Mass - "Detritus" (Konx-Om-Pax remix) - (3:06) 159 BPM
US' Blanck Mass has been impressing us as of late thanks to his twisted and singular take on techno, but this EP is perhaps the most special material that he's put out to date; the opener is a must-have for any noise/grindcore fan. This is partly due to the freedom and mysticism of his own soundscapes, but also because the artist sees his "No Light" tune remixed by none other than Genesis P Orridge, the foundational member of Throbbing Gristle - and if you're in any doubt as to who they are, you should be very disappointed with yourselves. Orridge delivers a sublime rework, transforming the original into a low-key techno stepper with subtle dub influences, and one hell of a kick groove. It's one of those subtle techno tracks that sounds simply amazing out on the loudspeakers. Don't miss it!
Il Futuro E Solo Un Ricordo Di Uno Stupendo Passato - (10:04) 100 BPM
Last Frame Of Myself - (4:12) 120 BPM
Surrounded - (5:52) 120 BPM
Eve Of Destruction - (4:37) 50 BPM
Nocturne - (5:35) 134 BPM
The Silence Was Infinite - (5:50) 90 BPM
Through Leaden Clouds - (4:54) 160 BPM
Shades Of Depth - (6:28) 160 BPM
Like many of his fellow Italians, techno producer Giorgio Gigli has a passion for the deeper side of the form and on this album release for Speedy J's label, he gives full vent to this love. Right Place starts with the eerie, neo-classical tones of "l Futuro E Solo Un Ricordo Di Uno Stupendo Passato". It's a dramatic start and Gigili follows it with a series of dead-paced tracks, including "Last Frame Of Myself", "Surrounded" and "Eve Of Destruction", where throbbing bass tomes, chilling strings and robust drums add to the sense of drama. Gigli strips his sound back as the release progresses and bombastic drum patterns dominate "Through Leaden Clouds" and "Shades Of Depth", but it's the orchestral first half that impresses most.