Boomkat Product Review:
As part of Planet Mu's 20th Anniversary scheme, Chevron presents a haul of mutant riddims penned between 2002-2007. Originally planned as the follow-up to 'Everything's Exactly The Same' (2005), the tracks ended up languishing on the Blackpudlian's hard-drive until Mike Paradinas hacked 'em out with a chisel. It feels very much of its time, coming to terms with an adolescent obsession for The Prodigy and '90s rave, coupled with a taste for the very earliest stirrings of dubstep and a reckless, collaged aesthetic which cannily resonates with current strains a la Physical Therapy or Total Freedom. Early '00s breakcore/IDM/dubstep fiends will be very pleased to find gems such as the grimy, Bhangra-fixated 'Sitari ST', 'Bangalore Torpedoes' and 'Soul Cellar', which have all aged very well, alongside stranger, uncategorisable creatures such as the slithering prog-pop-psychedelia of 'Breytingar' starring vocals by Boxcutter-collaborator, Brain Greene, and the kecak and shakuhachi-flavoured colliery band breakdown of 'Gravitas'.