"Microrave records CEO Voltergeist continues to be one of our favourite producers, and has just put out another awesome EP of "Nuclear Acid Dub-tech" entitled Plotkin Road. As with all Voltergeist's music, it's dubby, percussive, and full of gradually evolving ideas. His debut album contained a 10-minute track with a 72 bar breakdown. It is awesome. This EP's quite an evolution from his first works though, and takes on a much more tribal, jacking sound. The title track's full of dub stabs and reverbed percussion, but drops in with fat kicks and Berghain-esque bass that quickly sends everything hectic. Ectoplasmic Overlord returns to the "haunted dub" sound that he does so well, with a fractured drumbeat, and spooky samples creeping through the backdrop, before it all gets mad hectic and jacking again. Pure dancefloor killers.
"The most interesting aspect of Plotkin Road is the tension between the rigid, quanitized neatness of Ableton, and the essentially freeform, organic elements that make dub interesting. Closer Who Bites The Lions? stretches itself tight between four-to-the-floor riffs and loose fills, channeling a hectic punk energy and summoning up some serious dub. An awesome EP."
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released 24 May 2010
WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY SHAUN PAUL DOWSE (2010). COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAMELA MCWILLIAM. THE COPYRIGHT IN THIS SOUND RECORDING IS OWNED EXCLUSIVELY BY MICRORAVE RECORDS (2010).
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Voltergeist is a collection of ideas, primarily sound based, which are carefully mixed together to create an harmonic "map" with the aim of inducing sound → color/movement synesthesia, sound → gustatory synesthesia, or tonal/sonic personification.