With this double EP for Mord as an opening gambit, 2018 is looking also good. Across nearly as many tracks as Fear Paralysis, My Heart Bleeds Black homes in on the contemporary industrial sound of Bas Mooy's label, which suits Rebekah well. Pummelling warehouse kicks are combined with more delicate metallic inflections, as in the standout "Halo Effect" and the high-pitched squeaking and neurotic alarms of "Disorder." The electrified "End Of Trauma" could give Orphx a run for their money.
There's a sense of danger about My Heart Bleeds Black—the volatile energy of Rebekah's DJ sets hasn't quite transferred onto a record until now. The tracks are wild and unpredictable, with some shaken to the point of exploding (especially the excellent drum tool "Empirical Cycle"). Then there's "Waiting For You," a demonic take on the big-room techno Rebekah has written in the past, but never with this much success. It might have been a long road to reach this point, but today Rebekah is at the top of her game.