Boomkat Product Review:
Powell follows up one of 2011's most outstanding debuts with a mighty 2nd release on his Diagonal outlet. If Blast First's Vainio / Väisänen / Vega sessions spawned offspring, there's every chance they would sound something like Powell. Alloying the motorik rock efficiency of Suicide with the dryly stoic purism of Pan Sonic, he's conceived one of the most impressive, refreshingly potent new sounds we've encountered in ages. It's Techno for bored rockers, or rock for jaded Techno fiends, working calloused, industrious grooves with more swagger than a teddy boy on payday, coupled with the kind of stiff, anti-social funk branded by Ancient Methods. There are five original cuts and not a duff among them - from the rollicking, oiky bounce of 'Body Music' and the bruxist churn of 'Grand Street', to 'Search''s stringent subbass heave and the tunnelling, lock-groove abandon of 'Nude'.