Violet Poison – Aldebaran Alabrahamis Oxakindiss (Repitch Recordings RPTCH02 – 2014)
Aldebaran is ‘an orange giant star located about 65 light years away in the zodiac constellation of Taurus‘, but Alabrahamis and Oxakindiss are just linguistic inventions from the mind of cryptic Violet Poison. The artist’s arrival on Repitch after the EPs on self-titled label and Bed Of Nails is not a coincidence as Shapednoise, his partner in crime in the group Violetshaped, is one of the faces behind the Berlin imprint.
In “Aldebaran Alabrahamis Oxakindiss” all tracks match the label’s distressed and dirty story line, starting with a storming synth staccato and damaged moaning for sandpaper techno in A1 and abrasive madman loops in A2.
The shelling resumes in B1 with distorted rumble and relentless kick drum, like a tribute to Mills’s waveform transmissions and early Downwards. After B2’s hazardous repetitive beats B3 hosts DAF reminiscent bassline with acid notes for further cranial science. Thus Violet Poison keeps close to Gaja’s “Patterns”, the previous grim exploit on Repitch, and makes another dauntless surge towards hellish dancefloor.