Boomkat Product Review:
Grimy, wonky cam shaft mechanics from L. Lund, minting a cranky debut of lurching rhythms and manacled digital noise for Andy Lyster’s burgeoning Youth label. RIYL Iueke, Brassfoot, Filter Dread...
Splashing around in the distorted wake of albums by FUMU and Hoshina Anniversary and the standout ‘Sports’ compilation, Finnish underground lynchpin L. Lund coughs up the label’s wildest patch of briering electronics yet to follow his equally scuzzy, nutty offerings on Calum Gunn and tuuun’s ace Co-Dependent label.
Dog-eared daubs of dancehall, grime and cubist electro are diced and in a feral, uncouth style that's become quite synonymous with the Youth label. From the charred subs and prickling electro trills of ‘Hold Back’ to the recursive blatz of ‘Spawn (Napalm Bat Version)’, your man holds a seething, stare-down intensity that just doesn’t let up. Bombed-out, hull-scraping bass charges in ‘Kops’ give way to sawn-off 8-bar styles in ‘Gassed’, while the swarming formations of ‘Go Ballistic (Irate Mix)’ recall aspects of Croww or 1127’s gnarled noise, and the pranging, window-smashing shrapnel of ‘Pusher (Version)’ comes off like a steaming drunk Anthoney Hart weapon.
Asymmetric, off-road, and thoroughly rotted with noise, this one’s a lot of mucky fun, and that artwork is properly on-point!