Boomkat Product Review:
Full sunk and rubbed-out dub techno from Low Company’s Scandinavian secret weapon, back in circulation after sold-out first editions
Troddin’ his own path between dub techno, noise and lo-fi electronics, Civilistjävel!’s 2nd transmission steers the enigmatic appeal of his 2018 debut down three corridors to a murky headspace that sounds to our ears like Ø meeting 1991 and Thought Broadcast on the darkside of a severe comedown.
They spend the A-side slugging slumped kicks and viscous bass thru a hazy ferric mist humming with low lumen drones in a proper sleepwalkers style of techno dub that can barely be arsed to get off the couch and keeps mumbling for another Rizla in charming style. Their B-side however is a shade more elegant, coaxing shimmering synth overtones over an offset heartbeat in a way recalling strains of Mika Vainio’s early Ø classics in its puckered minimalism, before shifting onto the other foot for a piece of slowly abrasive and gunky industrial run-off redolent of Nate Young’s ‘Regression’ sessions.