Boomkat Product Review:
Visionist resets his Lost Codes imprint as a new PAN sublabel, with a killer, collaborative grime/techno collage by Acre and Filter Dread. Marking the first time either producer has collaborated properly, they prove a vital pairing in equilibrium between industrial techno engines, body-scanning UK bass tones and gritty, diffuse urban-gothic atmosphere. Upfront, ‘Drumz34’ burrows in with viral 8-bit squiggle and squashed subs before ‘Flash Speed’ arches up a skeletal, mutant 8-bar onslaught and ‘Trashed’ bruks out the toms on a swooping halfstep techno flex. Down below, they come with a fiercely darkside droog raver called ‘Life’, whipping reversed drums, bass and mentasms with a very canny Wendy Carlos vibe, whilst ‘Unknown’ deals in guttural, monotone functions, and ‘Blood Artist’ pulls coarse lo-fi drums and electronics into sharp focus on an elegantly wasted sino-garage skip. Big twelve this.