The Trilogy Tapes continue to slay all in their path, with TTT015 featuring four slabs of suffocating sonics from Oliver Vereker. The pair of records for LIES last year ensured Oliver graduated from Professor Morelli's class of 2013 with honours, whilst the young San Francisco-based producer was also spotted duking it out with Florian Kupfer on one of those blink-and-you-missed-it Russian Torrent Versions platters. If you picked up on one of those records you will know what to expect from Slain, which begins in particularly crepuscular form with the title track, as the ghostly remains of Detroit electro are dragged straight to hell. This sense of claustrophobia remains throughout, with pressure seemingly exerted on each lurching drum beat - the woozy box jam "Marked" is the one exception and our personal highlight.
Brian James, Alexis Le-Tan, Nick P Warren, Flori, Ethyl, Lawrence Le Doux, Skudge, Mimi, Nihad Tule, Tripeo, Alex Font, Daniel Andreasson, Jimmy Maheras, Juno Recommends Techno, Marsman, Cottam, Manos Mara (Bliq), Ney Faustini, Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), J. Haller, Rikki Humphrey, James Welsh, Anaxander, MRSK, Luke Wyatt
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