played by:Exium, Simon Heartfield, Kr!z (Token Records), Billy Nasty, Marcel Heese, Charlton, Jamie Behan (Bastardo Electrico), Nick Dunton, 3.14 (Modal Analysis), James Ruskin, Bas Mooy, And, Developer, Psyk, Tom Dicicco, Slydex (Modal Analysis)
Mark Broom and James Ruskin follow up their Lightbox album as The Fear Ratio with the Skana EP. The introduction of "Dirty Paws" sounds like something you would hear when trying to contact a passed loved one through radio static and white noise. A broken beat drum loop and swooping bass stabs break the confused silence which is later followed by air raid snares similarly heard in Plastikman's "Spastik". "Fedec" falls somewhere between Burial, Aphex Twin and early Scuba productions, replete with fuzzy electronics, moody melodies and over-driven kick drums. Like Stroboscopic Artefacts' Monad series the EP packs an ambient or beatless track and this comes in "Kingdom Of Ends", showcasing the duo's rarely heard penchant for non-dancefloor sound design. The only techno synonymic styled production is "Skana", a beautifully deep and pushy piece of melancholic techno.
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