- Release Date 2010-12-16
- Label Mad Hatter Recordings
- Catalog MH050
Kicking off the compilation is Autom8, a track which fuses tribal and industrial beats over a sparse popping arrangement, ultimately building towards a driving crescendo.
By contrast, Eclipse, has a funky swagger, as the dub-style cut-up vocal samples splice the beats. Cut up vocals are the order of the day as standout track, Viva, stutters to life with a euphoric vocal sample that recalls Alphabet Street era Prince with a dash of Latin thrown in for good measure.
Elsewhere, the mesmerising, Hypnotica, buzzes and whirls on a strident piano riff, whilst Subliminal, glitches and stutters over an undercurrent of dark, heady synth pads.
A shifting range of moods is explored here, whereas Evolution's mellow and ambient synths offer a warm spaced-out vibe, Insignificant fizzes with an underlying sense of urgency and South Part 2 serves up an eerie, mechanical and claustrophobic groove.
Other dark grooves on this compilation include, Unconventional, a track that is anything but with its heavy square leads delivering maximum impact.
Closing track, Flump, appears in two versions including a dub mix. Brooding with an edge of malice the oft-over-articulated vocals create maximum effect complimenting the dark industrial stylings and relentless beat.