Boomkat Product Review:
Scything, dynamic new mutations from an as yet unnamed nexus of neo club sounds. Celestial Trax’s “Ugly, slimy baby”. RIYL that DJ NJ Drone ace or Her Records sound...
“Since his earlier offerings on both Rinse and Purple Tape Pedigree, Celestial Trax has shown flashes of transcending an already mutant sound: stepping further from tradition and any previously traceable London-borne musical sensibilities. While 2015's Ride Or Die was a frantic, grime-fuelled dash along the fringes of club music - inspired by his move to Brooklyn, New York - another year of living in American concrete Paradise/Hell has helped him realize a new flesh.
From The Womb is Celestial Trax's score to self-examination through a lens ground up from past bouts with vulnerability and physicality. "Together" confronts ideas of hedonism and anxiety as a devastating assemblage of laser-cut stabs, shattered voice boxes, and hulking low-end sequentially weave from belly crawl to screaming charge. "Bleed Wiv Me" explores lust and carnality by way of moon-kissed synth flushes, inaudible murmurs and ghostly breaths intertwined with a seductive kick drum pulse. "Secrets" is a self-destructive head driller: harnessing regret, anger, and blame while swimming through the viscous swells of omnipresent bass, shards of glass, and moaning dissonance. At the close of the EP, "Bodily" stands as a reflection of human fragility when floods of burnt chrome distortion and cybernetic motion engage in a gentle duet with a siren choir - the machine down-revs alongside dimming vital signs, lulling the bits of struggle which precede everlasting sleep.”