Boomkat Product Review:
Still surfing a wave of interest following last year's ace Stroboscopic Artefacts LP and its recent companion side of remixes from Lucy, Bangkok-based Wanton Witch returns with a cripplingly heavy set of itchy, IDM-skewed hard dance beaters.
Released on Paris's TV Showw imprint, "Golden Child Syndrome" is the next chapter from Malaysian-born party starter Miriam Alegria. More upfront than last year's psychedelic, 4AM sci-fi monsterpiece, this triptych illustrates Alegria's ability to throw down dungeon belters. Gargantuan opener 'Some Wound Will Never Heal' is a fine example, setting sublime FM trance arpeggios against ear-damaging dark tek 4/4 thumps and tweaked, marching breaks.
'You'll Never Be Enough' is a more subtle take, marrying angelic harps and muted hard trance angles to a throbbing kick that's had the attack removed almost completely. Squelchy shuffler 'Scapegoat' rounds things off with mutant deconstructed rhythms, lurching airlock club metallics and crunching sound design.