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.
Tessier Ashpool is label mainstay Liar's "boutique label, focusing on technical rigour & precision, synergistic structure, and a sci-fi heritage". And according to their own PR "we are proud to showcase four new rising stars that have wisely aligned themselves under the Tessier-Ashpool banner". Starting out with the lush ambience of TryTryDieDown's "Romance Guise" they're then straight into the tough stuff with Rejig's absolutely brutal "Agility Test" an expedition in future-bass-industrial crossover. Sheffield trio Denham Audio deliver some dusty breaks that sound like early 90's UK hardcore on the wrong vinyl speed; this one's wicked! Finally "Ricochet" by Malaysian bass exorcist Moslem Priest is another tough as nails experiment in low-end therapy that will throw you against the wall with its intensity.