Review: Following on from the inaugural Metaroots split release from late last year, Suara delivers a second volume. Leading the charge on this collection of dynamic dance floor tracks is Rohar, with the blustering tribal drums of "Blunder", while Alessandro Grops, who featured on the first edition drops the stripped back, vocal-sampling jack of "Rexilety". Gaston Zani is another return visitor, who also draws on vocal samples, applying them to a dense, looped groove. Best of all though is Victor Fernandez' contribution, with the ominous synth stabs and steely, relentless rhythm of "The Beginning Of The End" redolent of Dave Clarke's Red series.
Review: With heavyweight support from the likes of Berghain's Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, it's no surprise that Marcal's star is in the ascent - and this release is a reminder of why he is receiving this acclaim. "Enemy 9 and "Lithurgia" are relentless, steely jacking affairs, with the former's stop-start analogue energy calling to mind the 90s work of Luke Slater, another Marcal fan. There is another, less frenetic side to this producer's sound, articulated on the dubbed out "Machidan", but in the main, this collection will turn heads thanks to its dark, dizzying energy, audible through the walking bass and dystopian synths of "Oboro".