Boomkat Product Review:
The latest drop on Ruaridh TVO's Broken20 label is from John Cohen, a member of industrial outfit Dead Fader (3by3 Records). Also available on limited DVD (with apposite visuals), it's comprised of two long (20+ minute) tracks.The first, 'juxd )', begins in a kind of violent concrete mode, or like Russell Haswell let loose in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop - all scrapes, scratches, whirrs and churns - but soon develops into something more ambient and atmospheric, replete with mellow, Biosphere-style string pads and dub-wise drum patterns. The title track is a more centered and sustained work of drone music, gradually building in sub-bass intensity and reminding us of Main's mighty Hz album in the process. For our money this is the finest Broken20 release to date, a mature, measured but totally visceral work from an artist we'll be keeping an eye on in the months to come.