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Exhausted Modern

Hellenistic Thoughts

The people behind Brokntoys have set up a sub-label and ‘Thoughts’ is its first release. It makes for an impressive start. ‘Absence of Divine Principle’ comes from the darkest recesses of the mind, resounding to acidic pirouettes and a dense, oppressive bass. ‘Free From Possessions’ isn’t quite as moody — thanks to a catchy electronic bass and opaque synth washes — but like each track on this release, there is a sense that no matter what direction Exhausted Modern turns, a sulphuric cloak follows him. Just check the mutant vision of Chicago house on ‘The One’ in case you are in any doubt.