‘Notes to Self 1’ sees one of Houndstooth’s most recent signings Shift Work follow up 2015's well received Document II EP, the music dancing from techno to acid to EBM fuelled beats at will throughout this latest release.
The EP leads with Contact High, whose vocal is reduced to commanding shards, aggressively fired through a bassline that sounds as if it was crafted by a parallel world's Giorgio Moroder, bred on punk rather than disco.
A God fearing woman buried deep within Re-Gene piously pleads in a deadpan tone, her voice trying in vain to push through an erratically arp-ing bassline of increasing intensity.
Rounding out the release is Signal. Set against a relentless industrial buzz and clang, a freeform monologue disorientates and threatens to draw the listener into narcosis.
released July 22, 2016
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