Boomkat Product Review:
Crushingly bleak and monotone techno rollers Frédéric Arbour and Martin Dumais’ Stärker duo for Kareem’s uncompromising Zhark campaign.
Scorched marks the french-Canadian’s 1st appearance on vinyl with four gloomy-as-hell pieces primed for cavernous warehouses and those times when the world is melting and all you can do is dance it off in front of the stacks.
Up top, Windswept stoically holds its line with recoiling bass drum and skeletal rim shots ricocheting into a toxic ether, alongside the booming kicks and insurgent white noise apparitions of Scorched.
Underneath, with Arid they embed the bass farther back into parched atmospheres somewhere between the most resolute Milton Bradley and gloomy Italian techno plays, but the best is arguably saved for last with the stygian hydrolix of Dismal.