New Blood EPVarious Artists
It’s lucky number 7 with the next release from Med School and this one is twice as nice because it’s the first double pack to be released on the label. Brimming with exciting new talent, “New Blood” manages to bridge the Atlantic, delve into the Eurozone and nurture some homegrown in one fell swoop. The outcome is a fine compilation of robust bassline choppage.
Germany’s own Martsman kick starts the EP with blistering efficiency, “Worst Case Scenario” hits hard with rasping synth sounds and punching spliced-up beats. Get ready… this is just a taste of Martsman‘s bit-crushed genius. Expect a solo 12″ soon.
Flipping the script, Infiltrata serves up “Psalm 24″, a rumbling roller straight from the West coast of the USA. Vocal stabs perforate an audio frenzy as the low end and kick drum hits you in the midriff like a gridiron tackle.
The second plate lands us firmly back in the UK in the capable hands of two brand new producers. Armed exclusively with a Windows 98 computer bearing a meagre 256Mb of RAM, Minotaur proves that less is most definitely more, and delivers some damaging darkness straight from the labyrinth with “Worlds Beyond”.
Last but by no means least, Randomer and the REDS collective draw “New Blood” to a deep conclusion with industrial tremors. “Autonomy” boasts the sort of suspense filled intro Hitchcock would be proud of; this one is moody and downright dirty, with a splattering of thinking man’s wobble.