Boomkat Product Review:
Patricia plumbs murky, nervy strains of ambient house and dub techno, accompanied on one track by Mood Hut's Cloudface, for his return to Opal Tapes' fuzzy bosom.
Troddin' a fine line between melancholic despair and darkside resolve, 'Bem Inventory' works thru some heavy issues over 6 submerged grooves in patented Opal Tapes fashion. From the run-in,the stereo-strafing 'Mercury In Retrograde' stalks crepuscular noir between 154 and Legowelt, whilst Cloudface allows a chink of dub light into the stern buck of 'Just Visiting', and 'Life Is A hideous Thing' wallows in blunted, skunky house tones.
Flipside, 'Bed Of Nails' picks up the pace and energy levels, as the gloom clears to reveal pirouetting electronics and lamping bass drum in 'Need a Nap' and he finally gets over the bad sh*t with the optimistic, chords-driven and momentum of 'Hadal Zone'.