October 6, 2005

Bolcher - Arden

I always tend to ignore Sub Static when M.I.A. hasn’t released anything in a while, coming back to the label when she pops in for a release to catch up on what I’ve missed. I took a chance and ignored that idiotic way of listening to the label’s output with Bolcher’s latest and I can safely say I’m glad that I did. “Arden” is a filter stomp cut right through with a huge swath of melody that lightens its intensely heavy beat, while “Bur” is straight Windowlicker-era IDM. “Lem” takes the crown, though, because it seems to split the difference between the two, its deep house beat roiling in all sorts of static.

Sub Static / sus_49
[Todd Burns]