Boomkat Product Review:
Wickedly skizzy UK brukbeat and hardcore pressure systems from leading-edge D&B mutant Pessimist for his fans at Munich’s Ilian Tape
Zig-zagging from trip hop to industrial and his patented halftime sound in recent years, Pessimist now tests out a different style of ‘90s broken beat, jungle techno and darkside future steppers styles with killer results on ‘Atyeo’.
The production values are still tight and minimalist, but steered toward crunchier drums, insurgent Reese bass and chords in a Demdike-meets-Martyn style on ‘Love In The Jungle’, before he tees up a killer take on ’93 jungle a la Tango & Ratty or DJ SS in the jitty velocity of ‘The Crawlers’, and the deliciously scuzzed-out squat rave tekkers of ‘Ridge Racer Revolutions’. Best of the bunch though is ‘No Fxxxing Soul’, where he brings his signature, ascetic sound palette in line with recent, forward steppers by Raime or a shadowy space adjacent to Svbkvlt’s 33EMYBW.
Strong stuff. No messing.