Boomkat Product Review:
The beastly '11-14' collects all of Powell's incendiary , pre-XL solo 12" club trax on 2CD.
Spanning 3 years, 18 tracks, including the searing 'Maniac' collaboration with Russell Haswell, it frames a singular, ground-breaking body of work that consolidates, without compromise, the intentions and effects of D&B, techno and industrial EBM with a No Waver's rip-it-the-fxxk-up-and-start-again aesthetic.
Barrelling from the tetchy, skeletal structures of his debut EP, 'The Ongoing Significance Of Steel and Flesh' (DIAG001) and its rollicking title track thru the sweat-doused workout of the 'Body Music' (DIAG002) tracks, onto the cooler, mutant swagger of 'A Band' or 'Oh No New York' for The Death of Rave and the steaming step of 'Fizz' (LTECH004) to this year's muscular 'Club Music' (DIAG009) EP return to Diagonal, it charts one of the most exceptional evolutions in modern club music. For anyone who didn't cop the 12"s, it's the perfect place to get acquainted with a genuine sonic anomaly.