Boomkat Product Review:
Type reach inside the box to present Nochexxx's newest devilment of Drexciyan electro and grubby bleeps, 'Plot 'Defender'. Steadfast at the fringes and fronds of UK electronica since the late '90s, Dave Henson a.k.a. Nochexxx has previously done the do for Ramp Recordings and Actress' Werk Discs over the last few years, forging a sort of eldritch, radiophonic cyberpunk that frankly sound like f**k-all out there. OK there are plenty of artists working with cranky, heatsick synth and drum machines right now, but few others do it with such an unhinged grasp of groove and feel for intricate sequence derangement. It's a fever dream of clattering yet deft machine funk, serving saltiest styles running the gamut from Drexciyan tics in 'Stinson Fish' to the apocalyptic Shangaan Disco deviation of 'Jungle Crash', thru to combustible garden shed techno experiments and rudeboy salutes to Autechre's 'Incunabula' in the tetchy funk of 'Between Two Stations'. If Actress really lost his sh*t, or Legowelt loosened up and went off-road, it may sound uncannily like this album...!