Boomkat Product Review:
Youngsta’s Sentry push the boat out with Icicle’s ‘Raising The Dead’ doublepack of dubstep dreadnoughts
Still beloved in these parts for 2010’s ‘Xylophobia/Minimal Dub’ 12”, Icicle marks distance travelled since then with four parts of precision tooled pressure, smartly working on , off and around the halfstep.
Disc 1 comes cold AF with the scudding synth stabs and guttural wrench of the title tune, alongside the dissonant, feral synth chatter and industrial-strength percussion of ‘NT’. On the 2nd plate, ’Shout Me’ working wailing siren calls into a more hypnotic, loping groove underpinned with beastly midrange snarls, and ‘Noughties Riddim’ isolates the original soundtrack to smoking bans and worldwide financial crashes.