Boomkat Product Review:
Downwards continue to split the crowd with their riveting 10" series, presenting this astonishing slab of motorik depression from The KVB. Klaus Von Barrel, as they're also known, have had a couple releases on FLA Records & Tapes and BEKO DSL, like their Downwrds label mates Pink Playground, but unlike them there's something darker, sexily narcotic and thrusting to their sound. 'Into The Night' is a case in point, with couldn't-give-a-fu*k, glazed-eye vocals heard from behind a wall of Joy Div synths and a bruisingly muscular, meth-fuelled bassline. 'Lost' is perhaps more spacious, mixing everything tantalisingly out-of-reach, but with just enough abrasive guitar to gnash on. Again on 'Hide & Wait' the flanging, fire-and-ice-breathing guitar is upfront, while vocals are half-heard in the murk next to unrelenting drums Stephen Morris would be proud of. Includes 10" x 10" insert. Recommended!