Boomkat Product Review:
Russell Haswell joins Philip Best's Consumer Electronics for the face-melting force of 'Estuary Electronics'. Following on from the Mattin-produced 'Crowd Pleaser' (2009), it finds the pioneering duo at their most virile and vital across seven tracks rife with sputtering tech-n0!se and, of course, Best's spray it, don't say it delivery. It's a cruel, vicious f**ker and therein lies its charm in showing up most of their field as dilettantes. Between the flatulent jag of 'Teknon' to the staggering, 'floor bleaching force of 'Co-opted' or the 'Air Lock' monologue that seals the final side, it delivers visceral thrills in a way most others can't compete with. And it's all the more powerful for its reduced and optimised palette - vocals, spatter drums and eviscerated electronics stoically delivered with real venom where it matters. For adventurous DJs, proper wrong 'uns, and the noise brigade, it's stone cold essential.