The Biorhythm experiments continue to impress the Juno review team with their lack for catalogue number protocol and unhinged techno direction, as that killer Sun God release is followed by some more Crystal Maze explorations from Ma Spaventi and G String. The duo is undoubtedly two of Amsterdam's finest exponents of the darker spectrum of edgy, unsettling techno and the Dissolved EP demonstrate their potency together is magnified innumerably. The title track is Crystal Maze at their mood setting finest with the rumbling undercurrent of bass and creeping textures threatening but never actually fully consuming the sparse 909 percussion that drives matter forward. Darkness descends further on the appropriately titled Dungeon Dub of "Dissolved" which wouldn't look out of place on a Milton Bradley release; such is the sense of descending dystopic dread that runs throughout. "Photon Sphere" operates in a similar dread filled mindset, though is much more percussively inclined.
The father and son team Rick and Tevo Howard has dropped some joint classics in recent years and it's nice to see them back together on wax courtesy of the Bio Rhythm label. Overseen by Paul Du Lac, the Dutch imprint demonstrated impressive form in its short life to date, calling on Jamal Moss, Albert Van Abbe and Crystal Maze for some excellent releases. The House Room EP has Rick and Tevo dropping an original cut that brings back the warm feeling of those early Beautiful Granville releases, whilst Du Lac gets the chance to show off his own production prowess across two remixes with the latter Acid Dub a real jack hammering joy.
Paul Du Lac's Rotterdam operation Bio Rhythm present Being Hieroglyphic, an EP replete with three brain melting cuts from the master Jamal Moss under his intermittently utilised alias The Sun God! When it comes to real Chicago house music characterised by grubby tape soaked rhythms that weave their way deep into your cerebral cortex, no one does it better than Moss, and "Maum" sets the tone here, with analogue sounds that feel far too rusted dripping over the elasticated bassline, whilst distant chords lend the track that spiritual edge. Alongside this, the title track ploughs even deeper into the mainframe, with malfunctioning vocals forming part of a liquefied groove whilst Moss goes freeform on some delightful key playing. This sense of defective machinery somehow being utilised in an effective way is also very much in evidence on the lolloping mutant dance freakery of "Molokan (Rhythm edit)."
The mighty Jamal Moss returns to BioRhythm under his lesser used alias The Sun God, having debuted on Paul Du Lac's growing label with the devastating Being Hieroglyphic EP last year. The four cuts are very much a worthy accompaniment to Moss's previous Biorhythm release, reconnecting your mind, body and soul with the Dharmic way in increasingly devastating fashion. Lead track "Tower Of Ha" sets the tone, lulling you into thinking Jamal has gone all straight before a deranged acid line comes careening into view and attacks with increasing aggression from various angles. Beginning from a markedly cruddier place is "The Fife Of Bodidharma" which sees a high hat procession gradually break free from the dirt encrusted low end to lock into a focused groove. "The Library Of Babel" is the descent into abstraction you expect from a Moss production and the one that justifies fully the warning from the label that they won't accept responsibility for the mass hallucination, neurological disorder you might experience from playing these out loud.
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