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Release Date:08/25/2017;Notes:Double LP version. With his ice-cold debut album, Pessimist delivers a defining work which represents the culmination of nearly a decade of collective research and development in underground drum'n'bass. It is hard to think of any producer, past or present, who has so skillfully and successfully bridged the sonics and sensibilities of d'n'b and techno. In fact, Pessimist makes drum'n'bass work as techno: combining the monotone, infinite-horizon quality of the latter with the rhythmic swerve and soundsystem heft of the former. Cutting edge techno-d'n'b hybrids form the backbone of this, his first LP, but there's more to it than that. Out of it's relentlessly noir, paranoid, smoked-out dubscape, emerge fierce, Babylon-shall-fall jungle tear-outs ("Through The Fog") zoned, acidic rave ("Peter Hitchens") downtempo breakbeat excursions ("Glued") sleek and rude "Balaklava"-esque steppers ("Spirals") and passages of bleak, bombed-out industrial ambience. At times it feels like the missing link between British Murder Boys and Source Direct, or what might have happened if late '90s UK jungle-ists had listened more closely to Chain Reaction. The ruthless minimalism, and the tension which comes of that restraint the swing and propulsion of the drum programming the abyssal reverbs and long trails of delay the deep and body-numbing sub-bass the uncompromising palette of blacks and blues. Features Loop Faction and Overlook.;Track List:1. Intro;2. Bloom;3. Grit;4. Spirals;5. Glued (Feat. Loop Faction);6. War Cry;7. Peter Hitchens;8. No Matter What (Feat. Overlook);9. Through the Fog;10. Outro
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