Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Artist: P.E.A.R.L.
Title: Order/Decay
Format: 12"
Label: Falling Ethics (@)
Distributor: Triple Vision
Rated: *****
On the face of upcoming or newborn techno labels, those Detroit-esque Berlin-based obscure techno sonorities, which shaked the scene in the first decade of new millenium, are living a blaze of glory again. Beyond the almost axiomatic apocalyptical nuances that a name like Falling Ethics could impulsively evoke, the debut of the new imprint by young Cantabrian producer P.E.A.R.L. validates such an impression: the three parts of "Order/Decay" sounds like following a graduated ascent, a sort of reversed gravity wave where the nitrogen level increases in the sonic stream of each track as it approaches the exit of the reactor, where the last of the three part, needless to say, is the most stifling one by means of more clearly audible industrial influences. In order to have an idea of what you're going to listen, just imagine a crossbreed between the stuff that industrial-oriented techno grandmasters like Riou Tomita and the syncopated regularity of producers like Ascion, Monolake or Fumiya Tanaka added and keep on adding to their artifacts.