New school techno outfit Hound Scales impresses with this second outing for Fifth Wall. "A Clique Of Tough Women" is all jarring industrial rhythms and grubby beats, a framework that Hound Scales uses to conjure up dark drones and eerie motifs. "Throated" is more direct; while similar dark drones prevail, they are underscored by a throbbing, dance floor-focused sub-bass. The remixes offer radically different visions; Yuji Kondo's take on "Clique" lends that track a skewed dance floor bias thanks to its splintered rhythms, while Bleaching Agent's take on "Throated" goes in a different direction. In contrast to his recent EP for Komisch, this is deep, shimmering house music, shot through with razor sharp percussion.
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