The fifth Counter Pulse record delivers an incendiary double header. Following on from his excellent record on Token, Japan's Go Hiyama proves again that he's the master of advanced techno; "Spiral" consists of heavy beats, so dense and claustrophobic that they almost take the listener's breath away. Married to doubled up claps and cheesewire percussion, they make for one of the best peak-time tracks of 2012. "Screw" is based on a similar approach, but the groove is more rolling, providing a platform for evil bass licks and dark droning riffs. Stingrays contribute two screeching, metal-shredding tracks, but their aggression and broken beat menace somehow can't compare to Go Hiyama's brilliance.
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