Ugandan Methods, a joint project by Ancient Methods and Regis, first surfaced in 2009 with Map Output - 1/2. Ugandan Methods presented a more spacious and less frenzied sound than Ancient Methods' previous showings, yet one that remained grounded in raw industrialism and throwback purism. Their most recent release largely sees that aesthetic continue over three tracks, each with its own distinct vision.
Across the EP's first two tracks—"Beneath The Black Arch" and "Between a Sleep and a Sleep"—you'll find no contrived white noise or breakdowns, loops that drag on for that little bit too long or even DJ-friendly intros and outros. Instead, mutilated yet strangely melodic synths and hammering war drums entwine to great effect across both efforts, making each a handy weapon for the adventurous selector. "She Belongs to Eternity" closes things out with a flurry of shifting rhythms and sinister vocals. It's the most retro sounding thing on offer here—the only one not destined for regular club play thanks to its largely frantic intensity—and a commendable companion to its more floor-friendly counterparts.
Tracklist: Ugandan Methods - Sixth MethodA Beneath The Black Arch
B1 Between A Sleep And A Sleep
B2 She Belongs To Eternity