Monday, November 26, 2018

The Snake Bites Twice - Posthuman (Craigie Knowes)

Title: The Snake Bites Twice  
Artist: Posthuman
Label: Craigie Knowes
Cat Number: CKNOWEP13
Genre: Techno

1: Steal the Show
2: Cobra Structure
3: Polywater Acid
4: Down 2 Jakk

Electro and acid, the devil’s dumplings of electronic dance music. Seen by some to be no more than house/techno inflections, and by others as genre and sub genre respectively. Without going into the detail that I already have, I’d just like to say that the acid dominates on this release by Posthuman, with the only track free of it, ‘Steal the Show’ being an electro banger with a rave sensibility. That doesn’t mean that it’s the only composition to stand out though: ‘Polywater Acid’ journeys into a stoned hinterland for most of its last three minutes; ‘Down 2 Jakk’ is distinguished by dramatic metallic swirls which raise it above the merely mundane and ‘Cobra Structure’ has a funky shuffle that will test even the most double-jointed dancer. Craigie Knowes are signing off a great year in fine style.

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