Boomkat Product Review:
The restless talents of Matthew Dear are put to good use again with three inimitable floor workers under his aerobic techno pseudonym Audion for his spiritual home at Spectral records. On 'Billy says go' Dear ruffles up a weighty rumble of bass driven kicks before deploying an earworm of haunting drones and a hazily opiated Middle Eastern tone to form the lead melody, it's seriously sick stuff and should work some real magic in the right situations. Finishing the A-side 'Snap into it' locks into a devilish acid-tech-house groove driven by a deceptively simple square bass riff that sounds like it's melting into the groove, purest uncut gear this. The 45 rpm A-side is reserved for the muscular and toned minimalism of 'Against all odds', bearing a defined resemblance to Marcel Dettmann's stripped and purist approach, any form of melody taken up by the bassline modulations, while the top line is formed from furnace blasts of distortion and uneasy swarms of white noise delivered with a horribly evil grin. Sophisticatedly nasty techno brilliance. Killer.