Boomkat Product Review:
Liam Indigo and Joe Synkro whey up on a brooding, bruising new Akkord 12" for Houndstooth. They've eased off on the trickier elements in favour of focussing on sculpted, visceral sound designs done to powerful effect. The kerb-crawling half-tempo house pace and drizzly, sleazy atmosphere of 'Gravure' gives a brilliant opening for the collapsed 'ardcore structures of 'Continuum', splicing classic breaks and quasi-speed bass into a black void peopled by acephalic mentasms and iciest drones. By turns, 'Typeface' is more kinetic, distilling elements of techno, garage and D&B into a twitchy, rugged template with speaker-worrying subs, and 'Greyscale' returns to a stoic, de-glazed sound, seemingly trudging thru the rain in some red light district or semi-industrial zone.