Boomkat Product Review:
Spiritual brethren, Pat Murano (Decimus, NNCK) and Brad Rose (Digitalis Records), reprise their mystic union as Safiyya for the bewildering psychedelic head-f**k, 'Shareek Hayaat'. They've appeared in this guise once before, on the eponymous 2012 side for Murano's Kelippah label, and once again make for a (super)natural pairing here, spilling their psyches over two extended jams layering primitivist, technoid bleeps with pulsating subbass patterns, organ motifs and spectral noise reminding of Keith Fullerton Whitman's modular excursions, Diamond Catalog's scrambled techno transmissions or even a rudimentary Autechre. Both sides clock in at around 20 minutes and contain some of the strangest, furthest flung electronics you're likely to hear all year. 'The Rejection and Betrayal of Khairiah, the Crone' plunges us into a roiling stew of dub-fluid, gyroscopic modular detritus laced with cryptic oriental phrases and cosmic transmissions in constant evolution; 'The Devotion and Sacrifice of Amal, the Maiden' feels out underwater sonar bleeps and shuddering bass waves, climaxing at spiralling vortex of stereo-panned organ and subsiding into disorienting, abyssal dark ambience. If you're at all familiar with Decimus, you'll realise the fidelity is much sharper here, yet the effect is equally potent.