Review: Through their already super-impressive run of releases, the Ansia crew have made a real name for themselves by exploring outside-the-box sound design within their projects. This latest four track Various release is a good example of that creative approach, kicking off with the stuttered, semi-industrial sounds of 'XCUSEME' from BFTT, utilizing metallic percussive twists and unusual vocal processing with wicked results. Next, Metrist explores the aquatic realms of techno with a warbling compositional exploration on 'LB Steaua', before the more classic, bubbling techy textures of 'Gran Macello Ad Ostia' from Piezo jumps into some party starting flavour with it's constantly evolving percussive involvement. Finally, things get a little more unusual as Siete Catorce unleashes a lively, electronic funk out with 'Serrano', a high tempo combination of cartoonistic sampling and drum crunches, giving the project as a whole a seriously high level finale.
Review: Whenever we see the Gobstepper catalogue numbers pop up in the store we know we are in for a treat and this one most certainly doesn't disappoint, as BFTT steps up for a fantastic new three track project. We kick off with the tech inspired drum switches and hypnotic vocal circulations of 'Like', dripping in grimey bass tonalities, before moving into the more choppy rhythmic flavours of 'I'. finally, we finish up this very exciting selection with a dive into 'Ofusc', which combines interesting percussive combos with unusual atmospherics to round off this project in style.