Boomkat Product Review:
On its 20th anniversary, the brothers D’Arcangelo’s debut EP of cranky braindance for Rephlex is now remastered and reissued on Canada’s Suction Records to get right in your back teef again.
In a sharp contrast of sweet ’n sour sides, the A-side of D’Arcangelo has lost none of its lustre ‘cos it had none in the first place. The bone-rattling ink of Somewhere In Time, the blistered techno of Ro-hn and obliterated breaks of Skrakt are still jagged and tonally abrasive as ever, and something of a mark in the sand for modern noise techno. On the other hand, the B-side’s trio of Diagram’s are still beautifully bittersweet, sashaying in with the floating choral synths of XI and running wild with he sleepy electro in the head-curdling tang of VII Milk MX, while VII (80’s Mix) rides into the horizon with dusky pads and rubbery-crisp electro push.