Boomkat Product Review:
F's debut album 'Energy Distortion' finally lands on CD following the epic 5x12"s teasers. The French stepper has carved out a well defined niche for himself on the periphery of the dubstep scene with a string of sturdy releases for 7even Recordings. His first album is a heavy statement of dub-tech intents, succinctly finding a maleable flex point between techno and garage enhanced with classic dub processing, continuing from where the Chain Reaction label left us but inna 2010 dubstep style. 'Energy Distortion' includes 13 permutations on this idea, swinging from more Detroit-inflected Shed-style killers like 'See The Light' to stripped down 4/4 garage functions on 'Perspective' and well-studied broken beat structures on 'Funk Injection', reminding of his peers 2562 or Martyn and the CD exclusives 'Hologram', 'Shift' and 'Another Place'. F simply stands out from the crowd with his rhythmic programming, giving his drums a distinctive, bristling shuffle that could be compared to the signature moves of Anthony Shakir, without overusing any one pattern sequence, ensuring his rhythmic energy is in a constant state of flux. This is probaby one of the best albums you'll hear in this style in 2010 and we urge you to check it if you're a fan of Untold, Ramadanman T++! Recommended!!!