Long-standing break merchant X-E-Dos returns to Vinyl Junkie and Rachael EC's Ghetto Dub for more break-addled jungle mischief. Squeezing the dark-vibe-o-meter until it turns blood red, each track is that the cutting edge of jungle Rupture-style. Expect to be flattened by bass oceanic synths and growls on "I Wonder How" while "Possession" will hypnotise with its paranoid arpeggio worming in and out of the sheet metal drums. Elsewhere "We Wil Come" is the sonic equivalent of a wolf pack, ravaging through its latest kill with no sense of decency or manners while "Did You Know" could flatten cars with its rattling snare and dense atmospheres. They often say "Possession" is nine tenths of the law, we reckon it's nine thumbs up.
The Ghetto Dub Recordings imprint make a feisty return here as they bring in X-E-Dos for four monstrous originals. We begin with the industrial drum work and high end synth stabs of 'Mescaline Paranoia', before we hit the stunning drum arrangements and sweeping reeses of 'Flutey'. Next up we hear the more experimental textures and spacey backing synthesis of 'Yosemite' before we finish up with an explosion in 'Jibber', an extra terrestrial composition focussing on distorted 808 stabs and widened break patterns.