Review: Ever wanted to know what a Luke Vibert bassline can really sound like? Look no further than the first few bars of "Batter Bits". It's one half of the tracks Vibert has given this EP split with London-based duo Posthuman of Balkan Vinyl. This second Unitary Covert Sonic Procedures release sees Vibert send in a futuristic slice of hip-house primed by that Kill Bill siren too, next to Posthuman's old school and rave worthy "2 Jack 4 U". Get that extra hardcore touch and Laurie Anderson feel through the gnarly and infected acid of "Hidden Blade. Seriously covert. Undeniably sonic.
Review: With so many people trying their hand at Chicago jack, it was only a matter of time before Posthuman aka Scottish duo Rich Bevan and Josh Doherty delivered their interpretation. Of course, given their uncompromising back catalogue, it is no surprise that "The Benz" is an intense affair, its dense, juttering rhythm made almost claustrophobic by a repetitive sample and insane sheets of acid rain. Ben Sims gives the track a more clubby focus on his version, dropping daggers of razor sharp percussion over clanging drums, while the Radioactive Man version is all shifting 808s, splurging bass pops and what could easily be the sound of an industrial toilet flushing in the background.