Boomkat Product Review:
Touch Sensitive chase their Vox Populi! reissue with a return to cranky industrial scuzz courtesy of a Vacant Heads channelling Klinik, Adrian Sherwood’s industro-dubs, or Silent Servant
A solid pick for fans of the label’s fierce drops by Autumns, the eponymous debut of Vacant Heads holds to a dank line of ’80s machine music with outsider swagger. ‘Crawling Up The Pisser’ plays it perfectly dirty with gristly bass and dead-eyed vox stained by ammonia-toned synths, and ‘Street Toucher’ ramps those ingredients to peak time goth club force, all pointy elbows and bat dance moves. On the other hand, they also know ho to play it slower and sleazier with ‘Heavy Rain Dub’ coming off like an acetone-washed Sherwood dub, and ‘Swan Dive’ swinging around power snares, tickled rimshots and sax skronk like a stray Philadelphia Five meets Material jam.