Boomkat Product Review:
The debut EP from Rachael Williams (Ambient Babestation Meltdown) and Joe Brooke-Smith (JBS) - sultry spoken word and excellently zonked analog electro chug.
"You're coming," Williams deadpans on 'Dead or Alive', "You're coming with me." The DJ and booker for Peckham's Rye Wax harks back to her early days as a marketing manager for one of Sky TV's adult entertainment channels. When the company couldn't track down the voiceover artists for their hotline adverts, they'd call in Williams to fill in. "I can do that hotline voice well," she admits. A joke in 2018 between one of her friends lead Williams to the Ambient Babestation Meltdown moniker, and it led her towards her own productions.
On "Who Goes There", Williams teams up with Joe Brooke-Smith, another self-confessed nerd who shares Williams' obsession with sci-fi movies. Between them the duo excavate sounds that might have oozed from the basement of a VHS rental store in the early 1980s: wobbly synths, damaged beatbox electro loops and grumbly FX. One for anybody searching for the intersection of John Carpenter's "Escape From New York", vintage porno, and Drexciya. No bad eh?