Boomkat Product Review:
Batu grips Laksa in killer mode for his first jaunt beyond Beneath’s Mistry label, packing some smartly distinguished, affective emotional and physical weight in all three instances.
Contrasts gives the set a firm boot to the ass with cranky, wall-banging kicks and scratchy percussion done to shake you in a different way, especially when that glorious pads breaks thru the murk and blesses the whole scene.
Lost Code provides a bluer counterpoint or low ebb, receding backwards into the echo chamber at a beatdown tempo and under haunting, SAW-style melodies which complement and measure out the right atmosphere Buried’s farther explorations of early EBM drum palettes and spectral electronics, à la Aphex Twin in his most classic, prototypical phase. Yeh yeh we use that analogy a lot, but check this. It’s as close as we’ve heard in some time.