R-Zone - 4 Tracks With Numbers
The now long running and still essential RZONE series hits release number 18 with four more busy and bristling cuts of club focussed weaponry. 01 has huge and coarse claps and skittish drums, frazzled synth lines and a rising sense of sci-fi tension throughout. It's a blizzard of sound that is unrelenting. 02 is much less full, and instead its menace comes from a dark, gurgling bassline and razor sharp hi hats. Stomping drums drive it along and at various points things pull back to a creepy, paranoid synth line. 03 is a mix of intergalactic sonar pulses, roaming and writhing synth lines and clattering drums and perc that push and pull you in many different directions at once. It's intense and mind melting before 04 takes a step back and layers up the sound of uncontrollable machines with pained synths. It's an unusual yet tender track that sounds like little else.