It sounds like Milo Smee is on a one-man mission to turn inject some chaos back into techno, and his debut album as Bintus goes a long way to counteracting the prevailing air of furrowed brow seriousness. "Stellar Drain" kick starts the release with distorted kicks and a grainy acid line, while "Paracelcus Beat 2" is an even more abrasive take on this sound. "Cylinder Bop" sees Smee flirt with industrial sounds - not the mock-doominess we hear so often these days, but the grating sheet metal paranoia of Swans, set to a buzzing bassline. Finally, the off the wall "Basket Case" bring the release to a close with its razor-sharp percussive groove that speeds up and slows down inexplicably.
Already a favourite with many underground DJs, this release from Chris Finke's new moniker celebrates the sound and spirit of Chicago house on the title track. Thumping beats, doubled up claps, relentless snare rolls and a bass so heavy and grainy that it could loosen bowels involuntarily at twenty paces mark this out as a particulalrly lethal serving of retro-ghetto. Bodyjack isn't about dwelling in the future though, and "I Wanna Be" sees him delivering a stepping, swinging rhythm and dark techno chords that underpin the vocal claim that "I'm gonna be right there" - just as soon as Finke finishes rewiring garage and house music's circuits that is.