Close crew associate and Bristol resident Holsten asserts his presence in the latest instalment of UVB-76’s sister label Droogs. A resonant echo of noughties Drum & Bass reverberates across the release, sounding silhouettes of Dylan, Skitty, and Horsemen era Loxy & Ink.
‘Abscess’ rapidly paces through and switches between rapid fire breaks atop a constant sinister tone and full-bodied bottom end. On the flipside ‘Momentum’ mounts a thunderous rolling assault of breaks, bass and distorted groove providing apt response to Abscess’ call.
Holy crap! How have I only discovered this album & the RuptureLDN label in 2020?
There is absolutely no filler in this one and is packed to the brim with amen forward dark brooding emotional drum & bass perfect for the cold winter months.
I rate this album as high as the seminal Metalheadz classic Platinum Breakz, its just that good!
I had to snag the 4xLP version as I need this on vinyl!
The hardest part was to select a favorite track for this review. Kaushik Sankaranarayanan