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Samuel Kerridge | The I Is Nothing (12") [LINO78]

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Samuel Kerridge | The I Is Nothing
Label: Downwards ‎– LINO78
Format: Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition
Released| 31 May 2018

Downwards return with an EP of Hardcore techno ballistics and mutant metal alloys from Kerridge, featuring vocals by Aaron Turner (Isis, Sumac, Mammifer).

The I Is Nothing marks five years of Samuel Kerridge releases on Regis’ Downwards with a dread-fuelled, nerve-stepping procession from the steaming rollige of The Silence Between Us [2017].

Balancing blank-eyed industrial torpor and dancefloor lust in four forceful designs, Kerridge firmly pushes forward with a style that owes as much to ‘90s tech-step and current minimal D&B as the Brummie deviations of Mick Harris and Karl O’Connor, or the original underground ‘80s movements of Nocturnal Emissions, Bourbonese Qualk and Muslimgauze.

The A-side wrestles with a serpentine stinger called Silent Notes, a roiling combo of EBM drums and divebombing Reese bass perhaps imagining the bastard offspring of DJ Trace and Drew McDowell’s modular synth, while Fascination Sustain strips down to a scudding sort of electro-techno IDM pressure recalling Oberman Knocks or Bitstream’s Adapta gear.

On the B-side, Isis frontman Aaron Turner infects Propagates of Desire with masochistic lyrics buried deep in Kerridge’s matrix of recoiling EBM kicks and Stuka synth drones, then Actuality Repeats stretches out in a hollowed sphere of 150bpm electro and spectralist gloom.

Mastered and cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy, edition of 500 copies.

TRACKLIST:
A1 Silent Notes
A2 Fascination Sustain
B1 Propagates of Desire (Feat. Aaron Turner)
B2 Actuality Repeats

# Industrial # Techno # Electro # Experimental