Boomkat Product Review:
Parisian label Collapsing Market follow Nkisi’s deadly 'Destruction of Power’ tape with a new one from Finland’s Emma DJ, a fusion of bone-dry drum machine spasms and greyscale soundscaping perfectly in line with Finland’s brutalist lineage and a big one if yr into classic Bunker, Unit Moebius, Nkisi, Traxx, Ron Morelli, BFDM, Teams Shadetek + Doyobi, Autechre's Radio Mix...
Emma DJ is a Paris-based Finnish producer, founder of the city's Fusion mes Couilles club night with appearances on Brice Coudert’ Lavibe imprint, Ron Morelli’s L.I.E.S. and now Collapsing Market. Interestingly, the included postcard features an original photograph by Seana Gavin (taken at the Exodus rave, Luton, in 1999), a London based artist who’s been documenting the Spiral Tribe parties from 1993 until 2003, spending long periods of time travelling in friends’ mobile homes in convoy with the sound systems, attending raves and parties in France, Spain, Holland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
Spiral Tribe's connection to the music here is sort of tangential, Emma DJ deploys most of his productions at 100bpm on a squashed/industrial tip with a sound that can be traced back to Geins't Naït's late 80’s/early 90’s curveballs and straight through to the roughshod Parisian aesthetic typified by L.I.E.S. and Low Jack’s Editions Gravats crew.
We reckon it’ll be up yr rue if yr into Gescom or the whole Bunker/Traxx axis…Tipped!