Boomkat Product Review:
Mr funk must have changed his dealer or something. taking a complete u-turn from the noise abrasion and spastic beat patterns of the 'horse and goat' LP, this 7" comes as an analog antithesis to his recent digital constructions. The A-side, moonglow, throws down some fierce yet restrained drumfunk, like a hype Gene krupa session recorded with a bastardized tape deck, destined to send feet the wrong way and prompt some fonky stepping on only the finest dancefloors. This is a serious display of the man's undoubted and unrivalled talent in the field of beat construction/decimation, with a perfectly tuned ear for the crispest drum sounds. Flip the goodness for what will surely become one of V snares' most classic and unforgettable productions. 'This bitter earth' stunns with almost immediate effect. magnificent rolling snares and understated, shuffling hi hats, which unfold possibly his most accessible beat, somewhat reminiscent of the intro to dollmaker in its jazziness, but instead of dropping into hell-sent gabber, the track takes an unexpected twist into a solitary female vocal stating 'this bitter earth' before cinematic strings of epic proportions sweep the listener away for 2 minutes (yes, only another 2 minutes, this tune is criminally short) of snares induced bliss, spine shivers and funny warm feelings included. As with its predecessor, the highly limited and acclaimed badminton 7", limited styles apply. Assured essential listening.