Boomkat Product Review:
Trevor Jackson unfolds the crankiest corner of his head with Skull’s Black Static; returning to his legendary moniker last used for the SNAPZ slab of funereal trip hop knocks on his Output label, and previously appeared on Mo’Wax’s Headz sets.
This lot is much farther out than we remember the original Skull soundz, firstly finding his range with 16 minutes of starkly abstract but hypnotic Black Static permutations, then locking into darkroom mode with the revving Burundi Black churn of Camazotz, then like DJ Screw in the neck-snap Toxicity, and like a rogue Powell cut that bolted when the gates were open circa 2013 with the cantering beast, Rent Yourself.
If you ragged Industrial, hip hop, and post-punk in your nan’s rusty meat grinder, it would come out a bit like this gear. Put it on toast and chow down.