Boomkat Product Review:
After 2012's corrosive Unknown Vectors EP on Visionist's Lost Codes label and a subsequent agonising silence, SD Laika's debut album for Tri Angle 'That's Harakiri' makes absolutely sure that no one in this new grime renaissance has a stranger, scarier, more enterprising voice than he does. Peter Runge is based in Milwaukee, but sounds like a jeep-sized inter-dimensional arachnid being based in a mess of webs underneath Wiley's house. This especially deranged collection of tracks branches outwards in two directions, exploring more experimentally noisy forms and textures as well as a wider area of grime and London club sounds such as the syncopations of funky. It's the city as you've never heard it before - Logos reconfigured, Burial with an animal brain, clubbers as filthy fleet-footed zombies wielding tailpipes and hubcaps. A complex, disturbing and sometimes shocking listen, That's Harakiri is the most alien of all alien grime so far, and that's quite something.