Limited edition (350 copies) album sampler from Pessimist.
The Bristol-based producer made an indelible mark on 2016 with his ‘Balaklava’ 12” for BEB’s A14 series, its title track a single-minded masterclass in brooding, minimalist, dubwise drum ’n bass.
EPs on UVB-76 and Osiris Music and a remix of Schiari on Ilian Tape followed, underlining the Ruffhouse associate’s status as one of the most gifted and progressive artists working underground today – with an unmistakeable signature sound that effortlessly bridges dnb, techno and abyssal/industrial sound design.
His debut album will be out on Blackest Ever Black later this year. To prepare the ground, we’ve cut two of its heaviest weapons to white label for advance release: ‘Through The Fog’, a slab of neo-junglist soundsystem pressure chopping bitcrushed breaks, clipped vocal licks and darkside bass drones into something like a 21st century update of Source Direct’s ‘Call and Response’; and ‘Peter Hitchens, a “tribute” in broken techno to the “notorious” Mail on Sunday columnist, driven by BMB-style dropforge drums and a tripped-out ARP synth line that P.H. would possibly identify as symptomatic of “the British establishment’s surrender to drugs”.
Available to pre-order now for April 28 release.