詳細：Synthesizer and drum machine obsessive Xosar (AKA producer Sheela Rahman) has enjoyed a productive few years, building a formidable reputation via releases on Rush Hour, L.I.E.S and Creme Organization. Here she delivers her first full-length for Opal Tapes’ occasional vinyl offshoot, Black Opal. It’s perhaps a little less colourful and synthesizer-heavy than previous excursions, instead focusing on dark, fuzzy, heavily percussive takes on acid house and techno. Of course, there are curious interludes – see the wonky industrial IDM of “Prophylaxis" and the beatless synth madness of “Gnome Circle" – but it’s the more floor-friendly excursions (and most profoundly the bleak and intense “Hades Gates") that really stand out.
Illustration and Design：John Powell-Jones
推播/樂評：Mark Forshaw, Vorres / RA 四星。