Review: Fresh from a release on Soma, Jo?o Rodrigues aka Temudo now scores another first, with an EP on Ben Klock's label. "2023" is a dense, industrial pounder with echoes of early 90s Jeff Mills, while on "Float Here Forever", Rodrigues draws on the gritty, looped rhythms of Steve Bicknell's Lost Recordings for inspiration. The 31st Klockworks release is one of the most visceral yet, and there is no let up on the abrasive approach on the Downwards-style broken beats and whirring analogue tones of "Group Dynamics", while the dense, heads-down groove of "Ashamed" brings this intense release to a close.
Review: Ben Klock's label marks its 30th release with a much-anticipated release from Cisco Ferreira aka The Advent. With a pedigree that stretches back nearly three decades and includes benchmark releases like Elements of Life, Ferreira is a worthy addition to the roster. "True State" kickstarts the EP with grimy tones underpinned by urgent percussion, while on "Foothold", he picks up the pace as moody stabs are fused with razor sharp percussion over a lean, driving rhythm. "Human Form" is just as dynamic: stripped back to basics, the combination of hollowed out drums, rumbling bass and scatter gun percussion is among the most distinctive music Klockworks has released so far.