There's a heavy, elemental vibe to these four tracks, thanks largely to the duo's muscular broken beats. But what makes Sawa and Kondo unique is the way they suffuse their music with layers of nerve-wracking ambient textures, as sharp as they are subtle. It's a specialist's sound, one that's likely to wear down less adventurous listeners.
"Dwell In Hell" kicks off the commotion with hollow drones and a wailing, indecipherable voice. Faster and leaner, "Foresight To Ignite" seems to sneak away after a couple minutes, only to return with its industrial machinery grinding more intensely. Superbad's B-side adds strangled, feedback-drenched guitars to the mix. A discordant whole-note progression adds a semblance of melody, however unhinged it may be, to the stormy peaks of "Ignorance Reigns," while "Wild Pitch" is a full-on noise assault that briefly abates for some cut-up spoken word. The track ends a particularly exhausting techno record in face-melting fashion.