He has only put out a few releases, but Vlsonn has already developed a distinctive style. The title track merges a lurching rhythm with big bass licks and tribal house drums, while "Zombie Zaire" is in a similar vein. However, what sets both tracks apart are the screeching vocals and left of centre sounds and textures. These tendencies become more pronounced on "Empty Tank"; the rhythms are more abstract, while chopped up vocal samples, surging chords and an urgent stab that sounds like it was borrowed from Underground Resistance's Jupiter Jazz make for an unusual but nonetheless captivating combination. Spurz's foghorn-blaring take on the title track rounds out the release.
Aside from being a self-described 'guy from Canada', there's not much more we know about VLsonn (except his real name - Vlad Sonn). What we do know of course is that Vlad has a mean line in creepy, spooky beats. "Dronology" features moombahton-style beats married to haunted, gothy synthlines that wouldn't be out of place on an early Gary Numan record. "Stray" is slower, a messed up retro swing jam with don't-go-there-issues and finally "Venomous" lays on some extra heavy beats, warped vocals and still makes room for those ghostly synths again.
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