Boomkat Product Review:
Scything, gyroscopic club music deconstruction from Wolf and Finland’s 111X. Transformers Movie trailer styles in effect. Check out the Astrosuka remix for something sweeter, rhythmically sensuous, and the W3C mix for a colder Gqom sound
“Final Star is an exercise in unrestraint, from start to finish. Utilizing the sonic palette of twenty-teens 4k 3D Zimmer-singularity movie trailers, it never de-escalates, starting at 11 and ramping up the tension to incalculable, irrational extents for the entirety of its 3'20 runtime. At the 1'7 mark, what seemed like a potential arrhythmic, experimental drone piece instead abruptly shifts gears (pun intended) into a hulking, thrashing, lumbering gait of titanic machinery and contrapuntal hauntings - reminiscent of an Akira Yamaoka piece for a Silent Hill combat section, in hyperdrive.
Clocking in at 114 BPM in 4/4 time, it nevertheless seems deceptively fast and deceptively odd-timed throughout - a testament to the two producers' extremely clever arrangement. And despite the fact that calling it 'busy' would be an understatement, it benefits so much from horizontal mixing and congruous design that it never overwhelms, but always hits like a truck. A truck that defies Euclidean geometry and Earth-gravity critical mass. Wounded Alien is a perfect companion piece - it's ever-so-slightly more subdued, in that it allows for a brief midsection of dulcet synth respite and the skittering sound design that aurally describes our titular alien's asphyxia death throes, before and after exploding into downlifting staccato trance bombardments and call-and-response metal-on-metal crime.”