Review: This is the first collaboration between Liar and Mutual Friend but let's make two things clear. A:they sound like they were made to make music together in the studio. B. The Tessier-Ashpool Recordings imprint seems like the perfect platform for their freeform brand of bass music. "Sidewinder" is loose but it's still a tune with a clear vision and a kinetic percussive movement that drives its squealing sonics forwards, and the Kamikaze Space Programme remix simply adds more bass weight to the equation making it considerably more destructive on the speakers.
Review: Experimental bass dons Tessier-Ashpool welcome back Mutual Friend, last seen on one of the label's various artists EPs, and this time he's got his own release, a heavy three-pronged attack backed by a remix. "Perfection" is a rolling steel-pumper of a track built around heavy percussion stabs and broken rhythm, sounding like something on Hessel or Tectonic. "Triangulating" is even more messed up thanks to its stop-start groove and eerie background sonics, whereas "Evolve" breaks out the techno and steams it way across the arrangement with harsh snares and bleeping hypnotics. Liar's remix of "Perfection" destroys the groove once and for all, chucking in a helping of sci-fi cinematics in the process.
Review: Tessier-Ashpool unearth three more fresh faces for this stark futurist document. Romanian Mutual Friend initiates the party with "Forward Dive" as he invites us into a well polished mid 60s sci-fi machine, all theremin trembles and outer-planetary textures. Sexworker brings us back to reality with a twisted steppy tech serenade that's laced with toxic samples and soundscapes before TryTryDieDown takes that booming 808 kick element from trap and turns it inside out so hard it rips a hole in the space/time continuum. Mutual Friend then returns to shut down the shindig with a super-freak slice of reverse-processed paranoia. Grimey.