Following last year's Deep Learning album on Symphonic Distribution, Abrasiv delivers an impressive new EP. Clearly inspired by the darker side of techno as well as industrial, Machine is a bleak but intoxicating release. The title track centres on a rickety rhythm and menacing metallic riffs, coming across like Regis jamming with Orphx, but with an abstract flavour. "Revolt" is straighter and more club-friendly as a dense tribal groove and rough drums underpin scratchy riffs and noisy textures. On "Microbe", Abrasiv returns to the same abstract that fuelled the title track, but with a difference this time; dramatic, chilling strings unravel over a gnarly rhythm that lurches slowly but menacingly.