In a glorious celebration of sour-faced, distinctly British punk poetry, Ekoplekz and Mordant Music get together once again for this short album of abrasive dub pulses and stream of consciousness wordplay. It's a potent combination that certainly has its roots in the dark side incantations of live Throbbing Gristle, albeit made richer with Ekoplekz's masterful arsenal of otherworldly squelches and splats. If anything his production gets channelled into a more focused structure when it has the words to work with, and it's no bad thing. Lyrically Mordant Music hits straight to the point, picking out contemporary references and drenching them in modern malaise in a tone fit for these sinister times.
Ah yes, we'd forgotten that Ekoplekz and Mordant Music made some of the best and most daring bass music around, and we're super glad that they've decided to touch base for another album, this time in the form of a thirteen-track exploration spanning pretty much any genre imaginable. This album, and specifically their music as a unit, really has to particular genre per se, and it can only be described as an innovative blend of art and sound, a vocal experimentation that has its roots deeply grounded in an odd form of IDM. Dub is only there are a backbone, to hold together the wooly vocals and their glitchy melodies. it's an indescribable piece of work that merits all the attention in this week's bass chart. Trust us, your mates will be impressed.