Boomkat Product Review:
**Flac format of this release is 24 bit audio** London-based sound artist/producer/DJ, Shelley Parker presents an inquisitive album of alien concrète structures compiled from edits and extracts of her performances/installations/videos over the last five years. 'Spurn' follows the aesthetic themes of her 'Sleeper Line' EP for Entr'acte in eight pieces that tease out and augment a latent sense of "techno" from industrial field recordings and documentation of her work, focussing on its rhythmic and spatial qualities. The results are best defined in terms of their physical bass presence and structured patterns, drawing analogs with both the canonical minimalism of Steve Reich, Philip Glass or La Monte Young, and the dynamics of early '90s dance music, from D&B's angular anarchitextures to the stark constructions of Pan Sonic. In doing so, she gives the inanimate physical world a sort of emotive voice, one which it's possible to understand thru the repetition of its raw gesture and frictional inference amplified and given clearer diction by Shelley's electronic EQ'ing.