Artist
HXE[1]
Label
UIQ[3]
HXE
INDS
UIQ
/
2019
Includes Instant Download
10”
13.69
UIQ011
Edition of 300 copies
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Shiver 2:46
2Rozay 3:28
3Spill 3:19
4Worm 3:47

Lee Gamble signs up HXE (fka HEX) for a tightly coiled, hard-edged quartet of deco-rave recces in the space between sound designer techno, mutant Latinx styles, and polluted megatropolis vapour noise. Run out 3 years since the London-based duo’s debut with Liberation Technologies, the ‘INDS’ EP is loosely structured around the practice and aesthetics of modern, large scale industry. Its 4 tracks are brutalist in resolve and construction, but each derive a sense of (perhaps perverse) pleasure and sensuality from the warped virtual/physical tension and crunching industrial intensity of their sounds.

‘Rozay’ opens the A-side with an alarming sort of Industrial dancehall smackdown, all panic-station strings and pummelling, off-kilter bass with unyielding effect, while the reticulated writhe of ‘Worm’ synchs breathless synthetic gasps with mechanically reclaimed rhythm with ‘floor-flailing force, and ’Spill’ alternately sustains and vents the tension with lurching, gnashing dembow dynamics.