D. Carbone – Anomalies EP (Mord 011 – 2014)
Another session of intrepid acid techno by the Berlin-based Italian D. Carbone, this time paying a visit to Bas Mooy’s Mord imprint. Relying on the formulas developed in his Repitch labs of industrial techno, unstoppable Carbone serves with “Anomalies EP” another set of machine-driven rudities.
Acid showers and boisterous kick drum show the way in “Irritating Collapse”, getting seriously off the leash after the mid-track drop. The the post-collapse phase is led by linear darkside mover “Origin”, the most conventional track of the EP.
Dramatic events continue on the B-side, opening with a devastating tidal wave called “Discernment” good for physical punishment. Of different breed is “Machine Elves”, falling to the dark ambient territory without making the impression of compulsory “downtempo” fill-in. As an expression of mythological force, its ultra-slow distorted bass and glistening pad sequence address both the Beauty and the Beast.