Boomkat Product Review:
UK production/VJ outfit Hexstatic (aka Stuart Warren Hill and Robin Brunson) return with a brand new album, leading with former single 'Gammera' in all its break chopping, dubstep-tinted glory. 'Jungle Drums' further suggests the the duo are keeping abreast of the times, laying down some tough basslines and urgent drum programming. Subsequently, the likes of 'KOs' and 'The Galaxy Invader' retreat into more obviously familiar drum & bass territory, but the execution is suitably big, lumbering and loud, with plenty of melodic content elevating the latter. Taking on more of a staunch, electro-informed angle is 'Embryo', which comes complete with hammering sub-bass tones. The duo have plenty of fun with the found-sound sampling aesthetics of 'Monkey's Uncle', before memorable transforming the piece into a mostrous dubstep production that oozes playful malevolence. Preserving the air of creative diversity, 'Charade' lopes into a funk-fuelled easy listening mode, and for its finale Trailer Trax rounds off with the crunching rim shots, expert beat carving and flamboyant synth processing of 'Skateboard Sense'.