Boomkat Product Review:
Mark Stewart returns with his first new transmission this year, an incredible study in deep, woozy narcotic / New York House through to relentless dub delayed shuffles. 'Chadderton' on the A-side is an astonishing slice of deep, slow and sleazy midnight House, complete with squashed chords and a frayed spine that's primed for peak-time narcosis. 'Above' opens the flip with relentless chords and a shuffling percussive line that never lets up, mixing the techno classicism of Rob Hood with Shed's inimitably shuffled patterns under his EQ'd alias, but when the bassline appears its just Claro through and through - deep and deadly. The final coda on the EP is a two minute beatless shift with echoes of Eno and AFX shimmering at its core, delivering a rare glimpse into Stewart's ambient operations and rounding off another indispensable EP beautifully mastered and cut by Dubplates & Mastering for added dancefloor pressure. Essential Purchase.