Boomkat Product Review:
Warp drop a blazing Afro-futurist heater from Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 313 etc) and Steve Spacek. 'Blen' fuses the pair's passions for garage, broken beats, grime and dancehall into two winning combinations. The original features a killer wet 'n dry riddim, creating dancehall friction with rasping synthbass stabs and skittering electroid patterns framed as a bogling waist winder. The remix follows with a sumptuous intro dropping into a fresh bass stepper, sounding something like New Flesh's classic 'Stick & Move' updated for the nu-crew. O'er on the flip they really excel themselves with 'The Sound Of Tomorrow', featuring a vocodered Phillipa Forrester and luscous soul vox set to achingly minimal percussion with occasional subbass heaves and barely-there chords colouring the atmosphere a deep crimson hue. Really really strong twelve.