Boomkat Product Review:
Tightest techno, 2-step and swanging downstrokes from Two Shell, supplying the 2nd shot on their London based Mainframe Audio - big RIYL Peverelist, Artwork, DJ Python, Pessimist.
Sidewinding from their 2019 debut with Livity Sound, ‘Touchpad’ lays out the duo’s influences from deep techno to UK garage and electronica in subtly updated and augmented forms, gyring the hips and feet like some tranced out Artwork/Grain minter in ‘Touchstone’ - serious anthem this! - and pivoting off killer Burial-esque woodblocks before the electro-trance arps take over in his low-bitrate banger ‘Oil Slick’. On the other hand, they also nail a slower style with rudest techno swag recalling CUB and Pessimist, but with heir own glaze of disaffected tronics in ‘Fracture’, and a grubby darkroom slug ‘Force’ that could almost have crept out of Coil’s studio circa early ‘90s but sounds ripe for now.
Heads up, UK dance fiends.