The heavyweight Dutch producer delivers a suitably slamming release for Glenn Wilson's long-running imprint. "Dolls" is all dense drums and abrasive riffs unfolding over a grainy bass. "Burn" is less upfront, with a trance synth its central focus, but behind this musical element there lurks a jarring rhythm. "Thood" makes no such concessions to musicality; howling analogue riffs spit out fire and brimstone as banging, metallic drums pound away in the background. But Bas Mooy has a more considered approach, which he applies on "Dust"; its drums are heavy but less driving, and the sonic bleeps reminiscent of Sleeparchive or Sahko.
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.