Boomkat Product Review:
**Edition of 50. Mastered by Stephen Bishop** David McLean debuts his Punctum alias on Tesla Tapes with four glowering pieces for drum machine, synth and samples. As a skilled multi-instrumental improviser, David mans myriad monikers and collaborations - Stushevatsya, River Slaughter, Cornered Yet Climbing, McLean/Macarte - and is also responsible for running the Tombed Visions label and Fatouttilyoupassout festival. But forget what you know about him so far because Punctum swerves sharply from his usual practice into an atmospheric, rhythm-driven style possibly best compared with the heaving lurch of Raime, Talker's industrial cadence, or the dread of early Skull Disco and Muslimgauze. In that sense, 'Unexplained Bleeding' is all about negative space and tension, from the sparse, brooding step of 'Isolator' to the self-explanatory vibes of 'Dread Missive', thru the stoic swagger of 'Cocaine Juggernaut' and the blank stare of 'Eyeless Sniper'.