Paula Temple – Deathvox (R&S Records RS1412 – 2014)
Rejuvenated R&S Records continues with the second EP by Paula Temple who is still a rather new face despite of being a producer for more than a decade. Last year’s “Colonize”, featuring a Perc remix, pushed Temple into the awareness of the techno community and the new EP indicates she may become the label’s regular along the artists like Lone, Paul White or Tessela.
In Temple’s recent outing the winner is the title cut “Deathvox”, a screaming Grim Reaper track marked by violent percussion. Spooky vocal effects that may come from a distressed Tuvan throat singer remind of “Throat Dub”, recently out by another techno lady Aisha Devi.
“Monstro” starts like a Lone track with warm breeze of chords but sweet dreams are crushed by brutal noise and distorted stepping beats – all in all an interesting heavy-sounding experimentation that actually goes nowhere. The B-side’s “Ful” makes a relaxed impression, serving the floor with gnarly synthetic horns on stout bass before it fades out in ambient manner.