||1.||"Lego Train Crashes" (4:36)|
||2.||"Elek F" (3:54)|
||1.||"Take A Chance" (6:32)|
||2.||"Rum & Black" (4:45)|
When not collaborating with former Factory Floorer Dominic Butler as the charmingly titled Green Gums or Bronze Teeth respectively, Richard Smith finds a fitting home for his solo L/F/D/M work on Alessio Natalizia aka Not Waving's Ecstatic imprint. There's "Lego Train Crashes" on the A side: this is tough and noisy arpeggio driven techno done properly, placing him up there with masters of the art like Silent Servant and Frak. "Elek F" is straight up Drexciyan electro-funk, but truly one of the better tributes we've heard to the aesthetic in a while. On the flip there's "Take A Chance" and just like its namesake you could really. It's the most restrained effort on here but still pretty crunchy: good to use mid-set perhaps? Finally "Rum & Black" is the kind of crusty and overdriven lo-fi nastiness which has landed him releases for Glaswegian noise merchants Clan Destine Traxx recently.
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