Boomkat Product Review:
'Abstraction' continues The Boats' industrial cycle with a remorseless instalment. Quite possibly the most potent of all three slabs, it finds the usually gentle souls of Andrew Hargreaves and Craig Tattersall revealing what they get up to when no-one is listening -- you'd think they're out bothering fields and folding paper until the candles run out but, oh no, they're actually cranking out thunderous industrial beat-offs and dry stone walls of noise. This one is a meaty beast, piling the kicks and distortion higher than a VIP plate at Toby's carvery but, not without glimpses of their vulnerable selves, chore jackets on and faces fixed on the machinery. From the glancing bass drum blows and grunting noise of opener 'P Versus NP' they sustain a stoic resolution thru the blitzed pounding of 'Section Conjecture' and acidic bog monster roil of 'Parabolic Type' on the A-side, before allowing the machines to cool off on the B-side; 'Inverse Galois Problem' flushes the system with a swill of industrial fluids precipitating a proper piece of death-techno necrophilia, and 'Lonely Runner Problem' arches up from clammy fuzz to an excoriating expanse of noise techno that would put the sh*ts up Huren on a good day. RIYL Nick Klein, Ancient Methods, Zhark Records.