- Release Date 2020-04-17
- Label Boysnoize Records
- Catalog BNR196
A-side examples: "Acid by Mouth." A stuttered kick and a gated, uncanny valley voice form the backbone for increasing layers of texture and percussion. It's a rollercoaster, as viscerally satisfying on the way up as on the way down. Pilo's production journey has been increasingly cinematic, and you can see the songs here - "Acid by Mouth" is suited for a Gaspar Noe nightclub scene, and you love to hear it as long as no one gets murdered. "Ruhig" is tribal, made for spaces with 4 story high ceilings and sparse but blinding flashes of light. You can hear steel beams buckling under pressure, a breath too close behind you. The workers of the factory in a fit of madness started raving to the sounds of their own machines. They've been dancing, without pause, for years now.
The B-side opens with "Exit the Artificial." Headbanging broken beat kick, aggressive Skinny Puppy snares, ghost voices in hallucinatory bursts too short to confirm to be real. The draw-distance of the stereo spread seems infinite - listen at the very edges and a whole other (ominous) world is taking place. The ghosts mock you in gated laughs by the end. "Adapt Tactics" leads you out - low tempo, hissy percussion, haunted again at the fringe. Things break down, reduced to grain - brain short-circuits, "will I feel like this forever?" It's a warning - turn back, there's nothing for you out there. You embrace the madness, and start Pilo's "A.R.E.A." EP again from the beginning.