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Milan’s Haunter powerhouse weigh in no fewer than 33 tracks from friends and family including Alex Zhang Hungtai, Renick Bell, Ossia, Helm, Maxwell Sterling, Elvin Brandhi, Oxhy, Heith and many more on their latest label group show
Spanning a spectra of styles under the banner of modern electronica, ‘Forever’ speaks to the diversity and breadth of Haunter’s bonds with domestic Italian and international artists. Neatly summing up the comp’s aesthetic as “Forever is in multiplicity and mutation”, the set covers a vast array of styles and moods with a shared intent to push the parameters of contemporary music in their own image.
Pushed to pick favourites, we have to highlight Maxwell Sterling’s brilliant nod to Coil in ‘Designer Dirge’, as well as the rabid mechanical jaws of Elvin Brandi’s ‘Haunt’, the delicious drip-off tang of ‘Suspicious Activities’ by label head, Heith, plus the skull-scraping nostalgic resonance of ‘Not Alone (In The Forest Edit)’ by Rúben Patiño (N.M.O.), and the lonely peal of Alex Zhang Hungtai on ‘LA River Practice’. But there’s flavours for all offbeat ravers if you dig in deep enough.