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Singles - Techno - Issue 525

Samuel Kerridge

From the Shadows That Melt the Flesh

Downwards

9.0
With a title like that, it's not hard to deduct that Samuel Kerridge's latest release isn't a walk in the park. Most of the untitled tracks on the release focus on droning noises, freakish vocal samples and the kind of dark moods that will lead to a lot of sleepless nights. Despite that, nothing can prepare the listener for the barrage of sound on the 'A1' track. Pounding drums, a malevolent, droning bass and build after build make it a hugely powerful piece of music, despite the lack of a straight kick drum.

The Parallel

'Red Flash EP'

Singular

8.0
Colin McKeown has put out a small but impressive number of releases as The Parallel, and 'Red Flash' ranks as one of his best. 'Access' is a dreamy synth workout with snares crashing in, while 'Nov' sees him venture into Carl Craig-style soundtrack music, the loose drums and jazzy flourishes revealing a new side to The Parallel. 'Red Flash Edit' also opens up new possibilities for McKeown's deep techno, as subsonic blips pepper the mid-tempo jacking rhythm.