Boomkat Product Review:
**Housed in ace brown paper inner and LP sleeve designed by Studio Tape-Echo. Mastered by Lewis at Stardelta. Edition of 500** Blackest Ever Black debut new meat: Young Echo crew's Ossia steps solo with 20 minutes of pitched Bristol dread. Whilst technically it's not his first outing - that was his mental DJ Oa$is collaboration with DJ Ape a.k.a. Vessel - it's the first we've heard from Ossia in this cloaked mode, straddling dub-rooted technoir, echo-chamber ambience and air-vent drones with adroit, patient application of samples, synth and guitar diffused in a matrix of spring reverb and echo pedals. Of course, that's how dub's done, innit? But rarely with such restraint as this, resulting ten minutes of rootikal heave perfused with samples of Peter Tosh decrying Babylon, just prior to his murder in '87, in the killer 'Red X', whilst flipside he slips farther into the abyss, leaving behind the smoky silhouette of 'Ice & Blood' and its ætheric, isolationist (in)version. As an extension of Ossia's work manning Bristol's Peng Sound, No Corner, and Hotline Recordings, 'Red-X' proves that city is in very safe hands.