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Cut The Weight

by Talker

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Black Snake 06:33
Carrier 04:03


Originally released as Downwards DN060, March 2014.

Boomkat review: Downwards return with a debut EP from Karl Meier and Stave's Jon Krohn (aka Talker), offering three epic slabs of bleak rhythm n' noise, including an extended restructure by Karl O'Connor. The O'Connor edit spans the whole of the A-side, an industrial-strength slow jam configured around a funereal, pulsing kickdrum that reminds us of a toughened take on Depeche Mode's Blasphemous Rumours stripped bare. When the percussion starts to build it still offers no relief, it's just one of those perfectly constructed tracks that builds tension from end-to-end. Carrier on the flip is more bombastic and corrosive, before Black Snake ends proceedings with beautifully eroded ambience, an echo of a song buried beneath layers of fuzz and distortion, like an industrial take on classic Fennesz.


released October 11, 2017

Written and produced by J.Krohn & Karl Meier
A side restructured by Karl O'Connor
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering


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