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SNOWBEASTS & SOLYPSIS ‘Firelands’

Feb 28, 2023 | Electronica, Reviews

Industrial size dub in a mythical world of Lovecraftian proportions

When previously considering a Snowbeasts & Solypsis collaboration we speculated this is the sound King Tubby would have reached if switching to horror soundtracks. With its cavernous uber beats, and sense of dread, Firelands is still characterised by monumental dubscapes, but it has deepened our appreciation of these modern day custodians of arcane club culture.

\If you’re creating in the dub zone you need to bring something fresh, and this echo chamber is laced with techno, free form electronica, and a steely industrial haze. The bpm of these tracks is crucial, but the gaping chasms of negative space sometimes outrank them: leaning over such a cliff edge you will sense a beckoning towards a mythical world of Lovecraftian proportions.

Terrestrial is a clash of good and evil as heavenly choirs are outmanoeuvred by a demonic marching army. And, in an alternative history, the seed for Stone Crusher was planted by Andrew Weatherall having joined forces with The Amorphous Androgynous. Whereas, Skinned Cat Dub, would light up the night sky at our hometown St Paul’s Carnival pumped from the mountains of madness they call sound systems.

It’s triumphant, yet perilous. Maybe a psilocybin induced mania? Or the call of the Firelands? Either way, you’ll succumb to the heat of this scorched domain.

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