Boomkat Product Review:
The prolific, Netherlands-based Vincent Koreman a.ka. Drvg Cvltvre boots up a creepy and twisted suite of Belgian New Beat, Black Metal and EBM-inspired slow techno grunge for Pinksman.
Grotbag dance trax from Drvg Cvltvre, fencing out unique ground betwixt darkwave electronics, new beat acid and black metal atmospheres for Rotterdam’s Pinkman.
There are no major changes from previous episodes, but it appears that Vincent Koreman a.k.a. Drug Cvltvre (and too many others to mention) has really nailed the nuance of his style here, keeping everything locked to a slow meter - generally between 110-122bpm - and painted in a signature, cranky hardware palette, yet still managing to locate ever more detail, texture, and ambiguously intoxicated emotions within those parameters.
They range from saltiest new beat styles recalling V/Vm’s SABAMers in Where Embers Die, thru to claggy industrial slugs such as Winnerden Flats at the album’s poles, with knowing nods given to new wave proto-techno in Shock Corridor, and kinkier percussive styles recalling Teknokrat’s on Charge of the Haploids, whereas Berakes Are Death finds him getting his Smersh rocks off, and the title track allows for a strangely uplifting passage of shoegazing house noise, and There Were Rumours unmistakably harkens back to the darkest pockets of Lowlands dance music circa late ‘80s.