Boomkat Product Review:
Don’t DJ’s infectious rhythms run amok on the 50th Bercuese Heroique, backed with a slow but incredible Newworldaquarium 451 Dub that’s worth the cost of admission alone...
So yeh, that NWAQ dub is a gunner for Which? magazine’s Kickdrum Of The Year competition, coming with nearly 10 minutes of recoiling, stumbling bass drum pressure that ricochets your swede in headphones and rattles the chest properly on a good rig. Factor in fathomless choral pads and those daubed toms and you’ve got a winner worthy of the BH50 cat#.
Trust the rest is mint, too, though. The original ‘Veles’, which is so ruggedly redone by NWAQ, is a more humid, bestial thing swarmed by an orgy of subtropical animalculæ and hypnotic choral synth drones, while ‘Reapercussion’ also deploys prize-worthy syncopated swagger, and ‘Two Of Pentacles’ rounds out with a mesmerisingly measured smudge of elliptical rhythms with nanoscopic electronics and Phurpa-esque extended vocal gestures.