Boomkat Product Review:
Five years and around a dozen 12”s since their debut LP, Skudge stretch out on a sophomore LP of sleek, rolling, atmospheric techno for their eponymous label.
Making no concession to trend, Balancing Point is best considered as reaffirmation of their puristic style, finding the devil in the details and nuance of full flight techno, whilst also following a clear narrative theme throughout its twelve tracks.
They are supple, spacious productions drawing on some two decades of techno praxis, oscillating between ambient black holes such as Immersion and early Convextion-alike dub techno with Polar, thru the effortless glide of Drifting to gorgeous Millsian choral arrangements in Air Walk and the majestic ambient swirl of Elapse on the first disc.
On the second plate, they go deep with the wide, poised mixing trickery of Vertigo, and swim in fathomless ambient techno zones with Falling, before really hitting a darker mark with the pensile midnight pneumatics of Anode.