Boomkat Product Review:
Simply put, this is the best yet from Anthoney J. Hart’s rave reductionist project, brooding on the halfstep in rudely puckered nods to Photek and Source Direct’s classic D&B
Holding his line to the Nth, ’Still’ portrays Basic Rhythm at its most poised and deadly in every part, with results that echo the original thing via fine tuned examples from Wasteland, Raime, or UVB-76.
’Still’ arrives with gorgeous glacial string swells that could almost be from a Fennesz piece, precipitating martial orchestral drum hits and in-the-pocket halfstep swivel dialling up Photek via Darkestral. ‘Le Samurai’ follows in a limber, shadow-boxing mode with precision-tooled percussion and knife-edge string tension practically drawing its finger across its throat at ya, and ’Still (Golden Bough)’ concentrates dancehall/D&B motion with a obsessively tight quality akin Raime or Pessimist.