Boomkat Product Review:
Swedish/UK techno duo Catharsis debut a bleak, ruggedly bass-heavy style on Kareem’s Zhark.
Stepping in line with Zhark’s sluggish brawlers from Casual Violence, Stärker and the overlord Kareem, A Purging of Demons is anchored in molasses subs at around the 120bpm mark and beaten into action with cracked, rusty percussion under sky-collapsing gothic synth atmospheres.
The vibe is obliterated and embittered, dragging dancers thru post-apocalyptic wastegrounds guided by voices from the ether in Perception Through The Circle, to trample more undulating terrain lit by background trance pollution in Summoning The Black Tongue, then raking your spine over hot coals in Bringing Forth The Hellchild, and stepping towards a sort of numbed, suspenseful mix of gothic ambition and half-stepped techno on Distress, The Mother.
RIYL Shxcxchcxsh, Huren, Shifted