Boomkat Product Review:
Kevin Martin teams up with his long-term sound engineer Gorgonn and Brummie industrial shape-shifter Justin Broadrick for this brutalizing three-way split. You should know what to expect by now - and they don't disappoint: rave-inflected ten-ton dancehall, Stott-influenced knackered 4/4 grimness, sub-aquatic Chain Reaction dub. There's even a track called 'Head Deep in Shit'.
Martin's been on a tear in the last few months, releasing a slew of ambient records, a collaboration with Dis Fig and a brand new The Bug album. Now he returns to his G36 project, last spotted back in 2018. It was originally a collaboration with Goh Nakada, aka Gorgonn, but here the material is split between the three friends: Martin, Nakada and Broadrick taking four tracks each.
Martin's opener 'Wrong Place, Wrong Time' is thick with his signature overdrive, while Nakada's 'Sulfur' is comparatively dainty, zeroing in on swinging bass pressure, but sticking to a forceful dub mainframe. When Broadrick takes the reins, introducing himself with 'Dosshouse', he materializes in a space not dissimilar to Porter Ricks' most recent material - all precise modular squelches and side-chained throbs.
This back and forth continues as the trio taunt each other with bass weight, each vying for sonic supremacy. And with track names like 'Body Crusher', 'Annihilation' and 'Meat Grinder Dub', there's nowt subtle in either concept or execution. Apocalyptic, heaviest gear.