Dark and twisted drum & bass
Dutch television once made a documentary about these guys.
It was two blokes [I remember them still living with their
mum & dad] from somewhere in the English countryside.
They made quite some money off their records and drove
around in 2 matching black Beemers. Creating their music
with headphones on, at rediculous volumes.
They have split but maybe one of them will continue working
under the Source Direct name.
This is, I believe, their proper debut, clocking in at
a fat seventy minutes, spread over nine tracks. And it's
great. To my ears it sounds quite avant garde. Maybe people
have danced to this stuff, I wouldn't try.
Main ingredients are twitchy, assymetric, layered drum
patterns, deep bass [although mostly not as deep as in
other D&B] and a variety of, mostly creepy, sounds
and noises. The first track from this album, Call &
Response, was used in the movie Blade when the vampire
head honcho played it on his walkman, that should say
something. Hmmm, music a vampire would like to listen
to. Or a ninja, as last track Conceiled Identity
is the aural equivalent of a battle between rivalling
ninjas. Here the drum patterns are like duelling
swords. Afterwards, all that remains is the eerie sound
of a cold wind blowing.
There's some boyish mischief in this music like on some
Let's make some fast, dark, loud, nightmarish shit
to scare the neighbours tip. A beast of an album,
to be played LOUDLY.
trying to pick a favorite track:
Haunted. Hard to describe atmosperic piece
with an epileptic bassline and fading longing sounds battling
with an abstract drum pattern. Great on headphones, gets
you stoned without drugs.