True to form, Ashlee Luk and Lika P harness raw tensions and lock into the flow on Mankind. An EBM monster, its bass sequences lay writhing non-stop, over a beat in full propulsion. Drawing to a close, the kick drum falls out leaving a suspended room full of action.
The Canadian duo then follows up with the sensational Hard Delivery, a 175bpm hi-NRG gabber barrage. Smeared synths hint at a melody, like a pair of pitched-up foghorns beaten down in a harsh rhythm world, as disfigured barks amp up the pressure. Prey Drive is the most straight techno track, its industrial bassline a cornerstone to grip onto, as its elements pile in on top. Closing track 1992 wears its identity on its sleeve, a pure rave track inspired by the early 90s sound. Distorted drums and synthesised strings coat a gnarled breakbeat with paranoid malice.
Sounding like nothing else right now, its influences are chewed-up and spat-out. There is no sound capable of sitting still, just a mutant sonic environment of destructive movement.