Boomkat Product Review:
The Bug & Burial char yer bassbins with a smouldering 2nd Flame collab on Kevin Martin’s Pressure stronghold.
Skulking in the low-key mode of last year’s ‘Fog / Shrine’ debut, the dark souls return with a hoods-up bout of South London urban gothic paranoia vampiring on iciest drill and shuddering with the sound of cargo trains cutting through semi-resi/industrial sprawl at night.
‘Dive’ is their desiccated echo of the dominant UK drill sound, isolating its tinny trills and and replacing them in a style of dread cinema for the ear, framed by furnace blast bass distortion, howling winds and sparing percussion that cuts thru the soundstage like Mark Ernestus mixes of Ndagga Rhythm Force.
‘Rain’ on the other hand brings worm-charming subs to the fore inna reggaeton/dancehall style, massaging the earth with pounding subs under the nearby clack of train tracks carrying slow, heavy loads while it pisses down from above. Needs a video by Jonathan Glazer, this one.
RPG fiends, night owls, trappers, night-shifting security guards, rave lurkers - it’s your sound.