Boomkat Product Review
**Upfront Exclusive** Strong debut from San Fran-based Brooklynite Nico Jacobsen aka Hound Scales for the freshly minted Fifth Wall label. Like an American cousin of SLO or Blawan, 'Case (Nabis)' cycles thru five variations on an industrial house theme, from the pistoning push of the title track to the grinding rhythms of 'Stasi Flex' and the frayed but direct funk of 'Surrender Dorothy' and heads-down pump of 'Storyville (Too Young For A Devil)'. Ghosts On Tape provides a cooler counterpoint with the simmering swing 'n jack of his remix, while Isolated Lines comes off like one of the Perc Trax lot with his roguish industrial techno take on 'Stasi Flex', and The Weald turns 'Black Bile' into a menacing, clanking techno throbber. TIPPED!