2017 Nov 05     
2 Bit Thugs

Desolat brings you four tracks of uncompromising techno

Desolat welcomes the return of Francisco Allendes. who for this release has partnered with fellow Chilean DJ/ producer Pablo Inzunza to bring you four tracks of techno alchemy.

First into the fray is a track called Caligula, which like its Roman emperor namesake is full of fun and games, with a solid kick, wistful violin stabs that never quite play a full note and a twisting, acidic sound as the lead line, which is backed by many crazy percussive sounds and the odd siren, making for a very intriguing soundscape. Next comes the title track Super 8, which is less whimsical, with a thudding, rubbery kick-and-clap intro taking you to a galloping bassline, and which features some cartoon spring sounds and the spoken male ‘let's go’ vocal repeated throughout.

That's followed by Ripples, which is awash with percussion from the off and features a rolling groove with female spoken vox as a lead line, which works really well. There's also a couple of breakdowns with a breakbeat backing, which break the track up nicely, along with trippy noises throughout. And then finally you have Dogo, which kicks off with frenzied percussion and continues in a fashion best described as organised aural chaos, with mad sounds, synth stabs and the frenzied breakbeat percussion running the length of the track. It's the most out-there track of the bunch - which is saying something, as they're all pretty off-kilter.

This is a great release that has to be heard to be believed. It's not for the faint-hearted, but I for one am a fan and can’t wait to play it over a decent soundsystem! 

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 3 November



Review Score: 8




Tags: Francisco Allendes, Pablo Inzuna, Desolat, techno