Bad Animal is a label devoted to underground House and Techno with an approach that welcomes experimentation but never loses sight of the dancefloor. Now on its tenth release, label boss Kenneth Scott marks his second appearance on the label with this new EP consisting of two tracks. One original track entitled "If The Rain Stops These Ruthless Acts" plus a remix from Benedikt Frey.
Track one on the release is Kenneth's original track which opens with the sound of a 606 drum machine. Fast flowing metallic hi-hats fill the track with energy, whilst a low pitched Moog combined with tom drums provide the bass line. Deep and mysterious, the track has dream like qualities lead by the looped melody of the lead synth pad. Epic in every sence of the word, it's a slow building masterpiece full of intricacy and genre crossing appeal suited to both House and Techno sets.
The Benedikt Frey remix keeps the originals sense of epic wonder, but with the help of his own break beat 1 / 8 drum rhythm, things go down a slightly darker path. Replacing the looped notation of the originals lead sound with textured synth parts washed in reverb, he creates further depths and atmosphere. As the structure develops the parts strip back and the pads disperse, whilst the intensity builds. Slowly reintroduced, the now pulsating pads help bring the track to its crescendo and this work of art is brought to a close in fine style.