The Vae Victis label firmly ensconsed themselves in the affections of the Juno review crew with their debut release from Blawan and Analogue Cops, and the Berlin based imprint have not put a foot wrong since then. The fourth release arrives debuting the sounds of Die Roh, an Italian duo formed of Luca Segato and Marco Zanin, whose mastery of analogue equipment is undeniable across the three original tracks on the Van Draft EP. A brutal kick drum is at the core of "Esploratori", however it's the dizzying levels of detail hidden beneath that keeps the needle returning to the start, while "De Throw" sounds as good as anything to emerge from the studios of Danny Wolfers recently, demonstrating a perfect unison of rattling drum machines and heavily saturated analogue sounds that pulse with dramatic consequences. "Look Out" fizzes from the depths of the channels atop a rugged thump and quickly settles into a demonic thrust akin to 10000 volts in an electric chair and is given a complete makeover by the excellent Tessela.
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