Boomkat Product Review:
Class 12" from Skirt aka Bethany Busto, the first artist to appear on Horizontal Ground without the cover of anonymity. Bethany has been DJing and working behind the scenes in underground UK techno for the best part of a decade now, releasing her debut 12" on Spanish label Subsist and has a forthcoming release on Trust Recordings. 'In The Meadow Under The Stairs' is really quite special, a dark delicacy of pulsing post-industrial techno akin to Berlin's Dasha Rush but with glimmers of Grouper-esque vocals and even sombre traces of AFX's 'SAW II' is the occluded moods and atmosphere. On the flip 'Ikaros' goes two steps tougher with rigid layers of pneumatic percussion kinked with that Female sense of swing and cloaked in truly haunting warehouse ambience. 'Six Hours' concludes the side with a beatless mass of droning metallic tones and viscous, blackened subbass. Killer twelve.