Snow Bone returns to Lobster Theremin for his third release, with another EP of uncompromising, hammer-blow techno.
Taking a more shuffle-heavy Detroit-leaning mentality for this EP, but still retaining that tape-crusted edge, Snow Bone explores more of his heaving, modular-esque Detroit-inspired sound, as well as more stripped back rollers.
Shortly after Cult V's cosmic intro it's back to boulder-crushing kicks and bass, all grated over with scattered modem bleeps and trashed up hats. Boston Dynamics takes a pounding Motor City groove and undulates it with layers of shuffling percussion. A robot's interpretation of groove recreated through disused car-assembling machinery.
Title track Protoplanetary revolves around an intoxicating 16 bar DX bell loop popping over jail-break drum programming. Urgent and dastardly, a proper get-away jam for night riders.
Finishing off on a more subtle note, Lost Ancient Language finds itself the lone deep wolf on the EP. A rolling late night drone-techno piece with chipper shaker lines and a lucid gated pad line.
released August 4, 2015
Produced and arranged by Rob Hare.
Lacquer cut at D&M.
Photograph courtesy of R.Hare.
LT016 // Lobster Theremin 2015