Review: The latest release on the Dutch label provides a seductively bleak take on techno. Troy's "Andon 1" is a bleak affair, its hissing percussion and waves of spaced out bleeps supported by heavy kicks. It sounds like an ultra-functional version of Sleeparchive. The second "Andon" follows in a similar vein, although here the groove is trackier and Troy swathes it in an acid cloak. "Friction" sees him ease up on the austerity, its drums looser with a house sound, but soon enough the release swings back towards frozen minimalism courtesy of Tim Wolff's reduced take on "Andon 1".
Review: Brotherhood Soundsystem is a Leeds based bass music label run by Silas and Will. They're back with their second offering in a series of compilations entitled 'Percussive Parameters', delivering percussion and bass driven grooves. Troy Gunner will take you deep into the exotic via "Pleading"?, Silas & Snare get rather ethereal and atmospheric with "Memories" which is geared for some real moments of hypnotism. Elsewhere, Agrippa deliver some absolutely lush polyrhythms on the wonderful "Ziplash" and Yak serves up the release's most intense and heady moment with the brooding and minimalistic "Showdown".