Issue No Twenty
Fair enough, you might not have expected Beau Wanzer on Jealous God, but you sure have him now! While the US producer's particular brand of techno might be a little rawer than some of the label's previous outings, his sense of comical dread makes for the perfect catalogue addition. This is Wanzer's first LP outside of his own label, and it is perhaps the artist's most diverse and accomplished piece of rotter-techno just yet! Each track has his own devious vocals at the core, shape-shifting like demons on crack across both "Speaker Sisters" and "Kipper Hunks". "He Pushes Meals" offers a dystopian vision of techno, all sleepy and acid-flavoured, "while Shitty Cough 17" unleashes one of the most noxious, deranged blizzards of bass that we've heard all year, followed sublimely by the off-kilter shrieks and twists of "In One Ear" and "Cave Mace". Highly recommended.