Forthcoming on Unknown Precept, Japanese producer King Rambo Sound’s label debut Karma constitutes 6 forward-thinking slices of “grotesk techno,” made for industrial factory floors. Released March 10th, it marks the fifth instalment in the Berlin-based label’s ongoing tape series following from IXVLF’s Language Of and is available in a physical run of 50 cassettes, or digitally direct from the label.

B-side opener ‘Muscle Stimulator’ sprints rather than crawls, launching directly into hard kicks synchronised with tough 303 acid bass licks. Industrial snares and raucous clanking hi-hats rush the soundscape with accompaniment from a full bodied sub-bass. Celestial synth interjections pan left and right atop acrid chirps as an additional throbbing bass dirge doubles up the bottom end with pace added from triplets of closed high-hats. Sitting at a spry 3:24 playtime, the track invokes a bonsai vision with any excess pared away, developing and culminating with experiment efficiency compared to music of a similar ilk.

Karma is out March 10th on Unknown Precept – buy it direct from the label.


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