Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Burning Heretics EP - Oliver Ho (Blueprint)

Title: Burning Heretics EP
Artist: Oliver Ho
Label: Blueprint
Cat Number: BP045
Genre: Techno

A1: Burning Heretics
A2: Worship
B1: Control
B2: Genuflect

Techno has become as much about mixing antique, organic influences with the modern as it has with being obsessed with the future. The funny thing is that no matter where it tends to get off, the resonance is the same. This latest release from Oliver Ho straddles all points in time and space. The title track blends industrial weirdness, a digeridoo, deadpan metallic and gaseous infinity. ‘Worship’ could soundtrack any bit of ‘Game of Thrones’ when the lights are off, with ‘Genuflect’ a sinister dwarf jiog on the side. Next to this lot, ‘Control’ sounds pretty conventional, which it is, but its dense technoid loop doesn’t take any prisoners either.

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