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South Korea’s J E L L V A K O debuts her agitated cyber-techno-punk sound on Opal Tapes.
One the most absorbing instalments of OT’s late solely, ‘Integration’ pulls from modern digital noise, ruder ghetto styles and sawn-off hardcore techno to frame a sort of sci-fi soundtrack style.
In the fractured designs of opener ‘Fanatic’, convulsing metal prangs and splashes of acid rain make for an unpredictably ace sound triggering a chain reaction of styles that knots and contracts between the furtive swagger of ’FaMe’ and beguiling proprioceptive dynamics of her gorgeous centrepiece ‘D O S I’. Skip the dumpy missfire of the dated dubstep lurch in ‘KODE 01’, and the devilishly detailed ’S P L A S H’ gets back on track. One to keep an eye on.