Although they recently dropped a brilliant single for Nonplus, this is Skudge's first release for their own imprint in well over a year - something that should have fans of the Swedish duo particularly excited. The tracks are more than worth the wait; "Haste" pairs tough 909 kicks with a rippling backbone of freshly filtered chords, but "Wonder Stories" is the real killer, a sparse rhythm track with abstract acid squeaks, distant echo-laden percussion and thick dub chords which deliver one of the duo's most steely tracks to date. Once again the masters of deep analogue techno effortlessly show the rest how it's done.
Ben Sims, Kr!z (Token Records), Billy Nasty, Dave Miller, Skudge, Costelloe, Patrick Bateman (Tic Tac Toe), Rolando, Zade Cross, Tripeo, Basic Soul Unit, Zenner, MR G, Jamie Behan, Mathias Woot (Krill Music), Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), Rivet, UZB, Robin Ordell, Bleak
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