Boomkat Product Review:
Proper rhythmelodic hypnotism from Shackleton, back on his home-brewed Woe To The Septic Heart label. For his first release in nearly two years he forgoes his long-favoured sample-based manipulations in favour of synthesis-based techniques, weaving a unique polymetric blend of Shangaan-alike percussive timbre, Chicago-style percolations and floating choral voices with the deft precision of a Lancashire loom worker making a tapestry of otherworldly visions. A-side, 'Freezing Opening Thawing' locks into a spiralling vortex of modulating percussive hooks and swirling melodic patterns punctuated by blasts of white noise to temper its careening momentum. B-side he arranges supple, light-footed bass pulses with dreamier synth notes and darting drums on 'White Flower with Silvery Eye', and casts the intricate, mercurial weft of 'Silver Keys'. Still, nobody sounds quite like Shackleton.