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Recoiling, snarling percussive aggression and swarming industrial noise by human battery, Sorcery, including a Kangding Ray remix
Where 2019’s debut ‘Manufactured Conflicts’ established Sorcery as a devilish producer in possession of fierce drum palette, aligned to industrial zones by its Samuel Kerridge remix, his follow-up EP ‘Mirrors Of Perception’ builds on those foundations with its billowing widescreen sound design and broader canvas for anxious, pummelling drums.
The first four tracks showcase the Montreal-via-Berlin drummer Merlin Ettore, aka Sorcery purely solo, birthing a gnashing maul of sinew, bones and hair in ‘On The Bias’, and slugging restless industrial syncopations in ’Synovial Membrane’, with the beatless palate cleaner ‘Rainfall Runoff Modelling’ viewing acid rain scorched terrain, and ‘Mirrors of Peception’ plunging back into roiling drum drama.
In the EP’s final throes, Montreal’s Elsiane lends screwed and combed out vocals recalling Aïsha Devi works to cinematic drone scenes, and Kangding Ray reworks ‘Mirrors Of Perception’ with a more regular, club-readied ballast of garage techno mechanics.