Boomkat Product Review:
Manny’s Alex Coulton stretches out within closely defined tribal/bass/techno parameters on his most substantial payload to date.
Firming up a fruitful relationship with Tempa, Gamma Ray Burst is a fine collection of minimal, serpentine rollers and swingers built with devilish attention to the details that matter in the club.
The title tune sets a simmering pressure, vacillating salty noise with swooping subs and vaporous congas like some impish Shackleton joint, followed by the boot-quaking depth charges and dread techno heft of Ground Zero, and working with what sounds like bhangra breaks in the lean, muscular flex of Alpha Decay.
Phase Two is possibly the iciest of the lot, and quite compatible with your steeliest Simo Cell, Kowton or Batu rollers, whereas the final two allow shafts of dub chord light to penetrate the darkness of his cold echo chamber in Ascent and the slinky but viscous Distant Resonance.