Boomkat Product Review:
Demdike Stare's full Testpressings series (so far) compiled, 14 tracks wide, almost two hours of music...
Spanning 2013 - 2015, these 7 x 12" releases were basically intended to house hardware sessions/edits shot from the hip without too much thought or planning, each one with a predominantly dancefloor-focussed agenda. The productions here were really the antithesis to the more sprawling/haunted ambience of the preceeding Elemental album, taking a much more feral, less controlled musical path.
Sequenced in chronological order, they make for a properly demented warehouse session, from the mutant/destroyed Jungle of the opening Collision, to the chaotic UKG headfxck of the closing Patchwork - no messing, this is Demdike Stare at its most demented and relentless.