Boomkat Product Review:
Heavy tonker Blawan runs amok in his modular systems with six ruffshod techno screwballs for his Ternesc label.
Not your usual hard techno, the ’Soft Waahls’ EP sees him working off and around the kicks in freakier permutations of his hardcore style.
The bass drum diehards will get theirs in the offset, spongiform pressure of ‘Fizz City,’ while those open to wilder styles will get it everywhere from the syncopated rattler ‘Justsa’ to the supremely warped tackle of ‘The Sithe,’ the buckled, ratty funk of ’Silver,’ and the killer swivel of ‘Fourth Dimensional’ that makes the pads ’n bass style of Ilian tape seem as tame as they are. To be fair ‘Micro’s’ over eggs it into undanceable complexity, but the rest stands for some of Blawan’s most ingenious work.