Boomkat Product Review:
**Edition of 500 mastered by Matt Colton. Includes download** Felix K invokes D&B and techno's most strung-out daemons in his almighty debut for Blackest Ever Black. Clocking in at near enough mini-LP length between the tortuous 17-minute A-side 'Tragedy of the Commons' and a pair of tribal spectres on the flip, it's certainly the most ambitious, and arguably most impressive release in the veteran producer's armoury. That A-side is "exemplary Berlin noir", as BEB put it, administering a heavy dose of subterranean dread that crawls under the skin with opiate effect. Voyeuristic field recordings are suspended and swirled just out of reach against a backdrop of abyssal drone and smacky thrum, perhaps simulating the bustle of Kottbusser Tor at night as heard from below the street or hidden, bat-like below the S-Bahn line. B-side, 'Silent Money' trades in a bleaker sort of dub depression rent with dread voices and dank bass (actually sounds great of 45, too), before the Onar Anxiety remix of 'Fundamentals' shakes off the duppies with a limber tribal techno roll. Blackest Ever Black at their blackest, basically.