Boomkat Product Review
Deep, dramatic, abstracted D&B from Exit's most esoteric operator, Consequence. 'Test Dream' is an advanced follow-up to the Burial-esque scapes of his 2009 debut, 'Live For Never', scanning Sci-fi inspired minimal D&B topographies with a filigree attention to detail. Ultimately, it's not the kind of D&B that'll have you firing shots in the ceiling; its strengths lie in the vivid evocation of dystopian futures and plugged-in, cyber-surreal dream states, conducted with the ability to suspend disbelief and submerge the willing participant in a whole other headspace. That said, there are dancefloor-ready moments like the sinuous, sub-heavy 'Soul Sees Spirit', but the best moments occur when the dancefloor seems to be receding beneath your feet/sofa, as with the whirring Autechre-ian dynamics of 'Magda Trench' and the majestic 'Loveshell', or the flickering, skeletal remains of 'Marlo'.