Boomkat Product Review:
Shalt throws some vital grit in the machine with a 2nd EP of caustically textured club music abstractions inspired by Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy.
All four cuts exists in a paradox of rhythmic, textural physicality and mercurial dynamic that perhaps well reflects the artist’s conceptual intention to investigate themes of “artificial life extension and the issues (class, physiology, ecology, etc.) that crop up with it.”
The four tracks swoop and roil in vast yet closely defined parameters, as though peering into a controlled microcosm of chaotic, reactive chemistry, bouncing from the hyper stepping Acheron to convulsive Jersey club rhythms in Hypermalthusian, and thru the serrated wormholes of The Treatment to the thistly, below kelvin dub inversion of Unconfined.