Forget any preconceptions of what a Killawatt release may sound like, as his latest Osiris Music UK release marks an exciting venture in to the unknown. Across seven tracks he transects moods, tempos and textures to build his most accomplished and varied release yet, veering between roving techno weapons and immersive sound design.
The EP, ‘Bring Down The Walls’ almost features a mini album’s worth of material, with tracks like ‘Square Trip (Round Trip)’ breaching the 10 minute mark in what is an absorbing progression from ominous, tension-building beginnings before emerging as a driving late-night dance floor killer.
‘Highway Hypnosis’, ‘1625’ and ‘Jack & His Magic Beans’ all follow a similarly heavy path; techno leaning, ground-raising 4x4 beats not for the faint-hearted, shrouded by complex assemblies of bleak, industrial atmospheres. Killawatt turns the EP on its head with ‘Too Early’, a beautifully mournful beat with hiphop rooted rhythms and glacial melodies that chill you to the core.
The release’s darkest moments come with the grinding, bass-heavy churn of ‘Back Into A Fucked Up Recess’, a track reminiscent of Shackelton at his most menacing and abstract, and ‘Disconcerting’ is exactly as its title might suggest; a paranoid soundscape of plunging bass growls and gritty noise amidst offset skeletal percussion.FREE MP3s of Bring Down The Walls by Killawatt when you buy the Vinyl
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Release date: 25/11/2013
Format: 12" Vinyl
Genre: Bass Music
Catalogue number: OSMUKLTD035