The Sixteen Steps - "Tales From The Old Country" (5:47)
Neud Photo - "Plagued By Consciousness" (6:08)
Review: As was the case with its predecessors, the third volume in VEYL's ongoing "Previously Undisclosed Rituals" series is packed to the rafters with angry, lo-fi club cuts, paranoid pagan techno and wild, mind-altering dancefloor throb-jobs. It's all of a high standard, of course, but we're particularly enjoying the drowsy late night hypnotism of Terrence Fixmer's "Always Through", the pitch-black electronic body music of The Sixteen Steps' "Tales From The Old Country", the foreboding late night creepiness of Neud Photo's decidedly trippy "Plagued By Consciousness" and the rip-snorting techno stomp of VTSS's nails-hard opener "Toxic Bleach". In a word: intense.
In Pain I Meditate (Broken English Club remix) (5:21)
Review: Arpeggiated synth lines, sinister background refrains and distressed electronic voic-es. 'Human You Scare Me' is a dancefloor workout plucked straight from the heyday of edgy, slightly menacing electro house, or at least the version presented here - remixed by Silent Servant - fits that description. Comprising four alternative ver-sions of original material by Years of Denial (hence the title of this overall release), there's plenty for dance heads to get excited about. Alexey Volkov offers the most vis-cerally brooding, with a broken, darkroom techno workout. 'In Pain I Meditate', as taken on by Broken English Club, follows a close second, the revered UK act creating a sparse, industrial-edged bomb packed with dystopian atmosphere. Throw in the more euphoric, big room Orphx take on 'You Like It When It Hurts' and you've got a deal for sure.