Review: Jose Pouj's label has put a number of split Eps before, and like previous such releases, Paranormal Sequences Vol 1 is successful in showcasing new, emerging talent. Michel Lauriola goes down a Robert Hood-influenced route with the visceral minimalism of "Sequence 1". A different dynamic is at play on Fixer's "Sequence 2", where dubbed out drums and ticking percussion see the track build gradually. Fixon, who has released on Illegal Alien, delivers the metallic, industrial sounding "Se-quence 3", while Dr Cyanide's "Sequence 4" is a pulsating, tripped out techno workout that is remi-niscent of Sandwell District at their most discordant.
Review: The second split Mutable Minds release continues in the same mind-melting vein as the first instalment. Label owner Pfirter sets the tone with the distorted acid, pile-driving percussion and distorted kicks of "Anti Routine". On "Sleepwalker", newcomer Fixeer recalls the most visceral moments of early Planetary Assault Systems, as gained drums and busy layers of metallic percussion come together for an intense arrangement. Kuf & Dold's "Mint" ups the pace with a pounding rhythm track that resounds to doubled up claps, pounding 4/4s and gnarly riffs, while the most reserved contribution comes in the form of Jonas Kopp's dubbed out "Biorritmo".