Boomkat Product Review:
Basic Rhythm teams up with Tectonic's Lamont for two slabs of sub-aware rhythmic pressure, cranking a bleep techno engine with Detroit electro froth and that all-important techstep wobble.
It's always good news when a new Basic Rhythm record shows up - this one's the third release on his private press imprint and finds him in league with Bristol's Lamont who's had a run of releases on Keysound, Swamp81 and Tectonic. Between them the two find fertile common ground, excavating vibes from the glory days of bleep techno and casting them into skeletal rhythms that point stricktly FWD.
'Hard Shoulder' is a grim bass wobbler, with ruff Renegade womps pinned beneath acid squiggles and Basic Rhythm's signature electroid beatbox punch. Yet somehow 'Spring Back' pushes into even further reaches of minimalism, with sparse kicks joined by distant, glassy melodies, everything moving at a pace that will have you wondering if someone dropped a gram of ket in your pot noodle. Bare bones cuz they know it doesn't need owt else - respect.