Boomkat Product Review:
Downwards enters 2013 with a potent shot of fresh blood from Samuel Kerridge. Last heard on a killer debut for Horizontal Ground, the Berlin-based Manc transplant further refines his densely viscous, gothic industrialisms on four tracks stealthily expanding and blurring the borders of techno. They take shape as globular, irregular shapes and roiling, offset rhythms, at times doffing a hard hat to Andy Stott at his most crushing, clangorous, or at others sounding like Rex Ritter scaping a rave on consecrated ground, finding a key in the communal ecstasy of acid house, but exchanging that shared bliss for something altogether bleaker, and perhaps more apt for this age. Sleep on this at your peril. RIYL KTL, Modern Love, Blackest Ever Black, Szare.