An introduction to "eco-grime."
Each track on Climate Denial Machine is named after a conservative American think tank that fights scientific consensus on climate change—"Environmental Perspectives," "Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow," "Frontiers Of Freedom" and so on. These pieces are beset by a deluge of delay and detritus, like the truth fighting against a barrage of lies. The melody on "Environmental Perspectives" is slow and choppy, like it's working against a hard current. Tracks like "Committee" or "Donors Trust" hammer a sample of something you can never quite make out—with melodies that never resolve—until the effect becomes infuriating.
Forces cuts up big-room sounds into white-hot shards. "Heritage Foundation" is all jagged percussion that flies at you like bullets from a rail gun—there's hardly anything musical about it. More straightforward, trance-tinged tunes like "Frontiers Of Freedom" and "Institute For Humane Studies" offer hints at colour and melody, but are still stubborn and evasive.
Sometimes sounding like a skipping CD, these are extreme tracks that will delight adventurous DJs and listeners and alienate others. On this EP, music meets concept, bringing the idea behind eco-grime to life.